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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 request an inspection?

The last phase of permitting your project is obtaining all necessary inspections to receive final approval on the work. This is done by contacting the Bureau of Development Services once you are ready for the required inspection in each phase of your project. The information below provides details on how to use the City’s automated inspection request system (IVR). Please remember all permits need the “999 Final Permit” inspection requested and approved or the permit will remain “under inspection” in the City’s computer system instead of indicating the work received “Final” approval. This can only be requested after all other inspections for your work have been completed and approved.


Can I hear a list of my scheduled inspections?

If you want to know what inspections you have scheduled on a specific permit, IVR can provide this information. When you hear the main menu prompt, select six on your telephone keypad. You will be prompted to enter your IVR number, and then your scheduled inspections on that permit will be spoken. This feature works per permit, so have all your IVR numbers ready when you call.