After you pay intake fees, your project will be "under review". Plan reviewers from the Bureau of Development Services representing fire life safety and structural disciplines, Parks Bureau, Office of Transportation, Bureau of Environmental Services, Water Bureau and Fire Bureau will all participate in the review of your plans.
The bureaus/review groups that will check a typical conversion project are:
- Planning and Zoning (if there are any exterior changes)
- Life Safety Review
- Site Development Review (if the property has a slope of 20% or more there will be a site development review to identify any slide hazards and verify all erosion control measure proposals)
- Residential subsurface evaluation review
A checksheet is sent to the applicant when a reviewer needs additional information or a correction has to be made to the plans. When you have gathered the additional information or made the corrections, bring the plans/information to the Development Services Center. Reviewers will be notified that a checksheet response has been received and the review will continue.
More information on checksheets
Status reports are available after your project has been assigned to reviewers. Status reports show all reviews and include the reviewer’s name and phone number. 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.
When the last technical review is approved, your permit will be pre-issued. You will be contacted when your permit is ready, and of your final fee total. Fees may be paid by cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.