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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Residential Structural Inspections

Structural means anything having to do with walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, roofs, etc. Whether you are just remodeling a small room or building a new home, these elements need to be inspected before they are covered in any way, or prior to pouring any concrete. When the project is completed, a final inspection is needed for all these elements.

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Request Inspection

To schedule an inspection, call our 24-hour inspection request line at (503) 823-7000 before 6 a.m. on the day you need the inspection. Be sure to have your permit number or IVR number available for reference when you call. Inspection requests called in after 6 a.m. will be put on the list for the next business day.

 
Please note: Any required erosion control and sediment control measures must be completed, inspected and approved before final inspection can be ordered. For more information on erosion control measures, call Site Development at (503) 823-6892.

Contact Inspectors

Residential 1&2 Family Structural Inspections
Phone Number: (503) 823-7388
FAX Number: (503) 823-7693
1 & 2 family inspectors phone numbers

If you have issues to discuss prior to your inspection, our inspectors are available by phone between 7:30-8:00 a.m., Monday-Friday. To find out who your inspector is, view our 1 & 2 family inspector area map.

Due to illness or vacations, your district inspector may not be available for your inspection. Please call (503) 823-7388 the morning of the inspection to find out who your inspector will be that day.

If your permit involves ground disturbance you will need an erosion control inspection. Please contact Site Development at (503) 823-6892 for information on what is needed at your site.


Check Status of Inspection

You can view the status of your inspection anytime online by using our permit/case search tool. Be sure to have your permit number or IVR number available to use the search. This tool also allows you to see the status of complaints and permits issued after January 1, 2000.

 
For permits issued prior to January 1, 2000, contact Records/Resource at (503) 823-7660 for the status of a permit.

Programs & Services

Code Evaluation Inspections:
In certain circumstances, a code evaluation inspection may be paid for and requested. We provide structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical code evaluation inspections. By authorizing a code evaluation inspection, the applicant agrees to bring up to code everything that is found to be in violation of current code, once the inspection has occurred. Please call (503) 823-7388 to determine if this is an appropriate inspection for your situation.
 
Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) Program:
The Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) program is a pilot program designed to provide plan review and inspection services to a small group of registered contractors and architects. The program is limited to current members of the Oregon Remodelers Association or members of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. For more information about the program, see the Field Issuance Remodel Program Brochure.
 
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Corrections

Work may not be approved for a number of reasons: the inspector may not have access to do the inspection, the work may not be complete or there may be code violations. If corrections need to be made, the inspector will note them on the inspection report. You will need to make the corrections, and your inspection status must be entered by the inspector before you will be able to call for your reinspection, using the same three digit inspection code. We encourage you to wait until 5 pm to request a reinspection.

 
Please note that a reinspection fee may be charged for more than one reinspection for a single issue.