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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

How do I get the permit?

Planning & Zoning - What can I do on my site? Inspections - Once I get the permit, then what? Research - What do I need for my project? Land Use Review - Do I need a Land Use Review? Public Works Permitting - Do I need a public works permit? Plan Submittal - What do I need to provide to get a building permit?


Step 4 - Permit Review - How do I get the permit?

Permit Review - How do I get the permit?



A checksheet is sent when a reviewer needs additional information or a correction has to be made to the plans. Once you receive a checksheet and have gathered the additional information or made the corrections, bring the plans/information to the Development Services Center. When staff receives the plans/information, your project will begin to be reviewed.

More information on responding to a checksheet

Status Reports

Status reports are available after your project has been assigned to reviewers. Status reports show all the reviews scheduled for your project, the reviewer’s name and phone number and which reviews have been completed.

To obtain a status report call (503) 823-7000 and select option four (4) to have a status report faxed to you or call (503) 823-7357 to have one mailed to you.

Make sure you have your IVR number with you.


Permit Issued
When the last technical review is approved, your permit will be pre-issued. You will be contacted when your permit is ready and notified of your final fee total. You may pick up your permit between 7:30am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday at Permitting Services located on the 2nd floor of 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland OR. For more information call (503) 823-7537.


Step 5 - Inspections - Once I get the permit, then what?

Inspections - Once I get the permit, then what?