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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.

IVR Tips

  • Always remember to hit the pound (#) key to accept information in IVR. If you hear a message that says "Your response was not detected," re-enter your information and make sure to hit the # key.
  • Remember that inspections listed on the inspection reference cards that have "RS Only" listed after them only apply to residential permits.
  • You can view the TRACS computer system (where your IVR inspections are stored) on the public terminals in Development Services Center.
  • Instructions for finding your permit(s) are located next to the terminal.
  • Listen for important IVR announcements at the beginning of the main menu.
  • Instruction for Requesting an Inspection Using IVR
  • Inspection Codes List