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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

What do I need to provide to get a permit?

Plan Submittal - What do I need to provide to get a permit?

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Plan Submittal - What do I need to provide to get a building permit? 

The following checklist is a general outline of what will be asked for at plan submittal.

  • A completed building permit application form
  • Detailed Plans
  • Any required attachments
  • The amount of the intake fees, get a residential fee estimate
  • A description of the scope of work proposed. For example: bedroom and bathroom addition to a single family residence.
  • A description of all plumbing, mechanical and electrical work you will be doing
  • The contractor's name and state license (CCB) number if a contractor will be doing the work
  • The fair market value for the completed project. The fair market value includes the cost of materials and labor that would typically be charged to complete a project of this type, even if you plan to do all of the work yourself
For more information on plan submittal, visit the Development Services Center or call (503) 823-7310.

Submittal Process

When you are ready to submit your plans, bring the application, plans, related materials and fees to the Development Services Center. Most applications are accepted on a walk-in basis.

  • You will meet with a member of the Zoning staff to review for compliance with the zoning code
  • A life safety reviewer will check for essential structural, fire/life safety and energy conservation information

If your application materials are complete, you may pay review fees and turn in your plans for full review. If your application is incomplete, you will be told what to include before you can submit your plans.

For more information on plan submittal, visit the Development Services Center or call (503)-823-7310.

Over the Counter Permits

Over the counter permit applications are issued while you wait when a plan review is not required. These include:
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Signs

Permits that do require plan review include all building, site development, and zoning permits, as well as certain electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits.

For more information on over the counter permits, visit the Development Services Center or call (503) 823-7310.

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