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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

Decks

Information on adding or replacing a deck.


Plan Review Process

Most permits for simple decks can be issued "over the counter" while you wait. You will meet with review staff from different departments who will check your construction documents to verify the proposed construction will meet the various codes. Staff from the following departments will check a typical deck permit:
  • Planning and Zoning Review
  • Life Safety Review
  • Structural Review
  • Site Development Review
  • Urban Forestry Review

During the review, if information is missing, or if corrections are needed, you will be asked to return with that information.

If the project is more complex and a review cannot be completed over the counter, the plans will be taken in for further review. You will be sent a checksheet requesting any clarifications or corrections. For additional information on the review process, see the permitting process overview flowchart.

When all the reviews are complete, the permit will be issued, and you can begin work.