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Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Building Code Appeals

How to File Your Appeal

 

Your complete Building Code Appeal Packet consists of the Building, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing code appeal application(s), Plans and any Supplemental Information, and the Appeal fee.

Appeal Packets will be screened for completeness. Submittal of inaccurate or incomplete forms may cause a delay in hearing the appeal.

You may submit your building code appeal online, by mail or in person.

Online submittal

  • Online Appeals applications must be received before 9:00 am Monday to be heard at the following Wednesday’s appeal meeting. However, an appeal may be deferred for hearing at a later date due to the number of appeals scheduled for hearing, the complexity of the appeal being submitted, or other unforeseen factors
  • Plans - In addition to your code appeal application, your plans and any supplemental information can be submitted electronically in pdf format along with your online application submittal. 
  • Fees - Payment of the appropriate appeal fees must be received by 9:00 am on Monday for your appeal to be heard the following Wednesday. If you have a pre-registered VISA or MasterCard on file with BDS, you may indicate electronic payment on the appeal form. The pre-registration form must be completed, faxed per the instructions and approved prior to submitting the appeal.
  • If you are unable to submit plans, fees, or supplemental information online you can mail or hand-deliver this material separately to:

APPEALS

Bureau of Development Services

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000 (5th floor)

Portland, Oregon 97201

Mailed or hand delivered plans, fees and supplemental information for online appeals must be received by the same 9 am Monday deadline. They must be clearly marked "Appeals" and include the Appeal ID number assigned to your online application submittal so your information is attached to the correct application.

 

Mail/Hand Delivered Submittal 

  • Mailed or hand-delivered appeals applications must be received by BDS before 5:00 pm on Friday to be heard at the following Wednesday’s administrative appeal meeting. However, an appeal may be deferred for hearing at a later date due to the number of appeals scheduled for hearing, the complexity of the appeal being submitted, or other unforeseen factors.
  • Appeal plans, any supplemental information and your payment of appeal fees must also be received by 5:00 pm on Friday for your appeal to be heard the following Wednesday.

     

    Mail or deliver appeal packets to:

APPEALS

Bureau of Development Services

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000 (5th floor)

Portland, Oregon 97201

  • For questions regarding the appeal packet submittal, please call (503) 823-7335.