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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

Fences

The information on this page contains an overview of requirements for adding a fence to either residential or commercial property.

Plan Review Process

After you pay intake fees, your project will be "under review". The bureaus/review groups that will check a typical fence project are:

  • Planning and Zoning Review
  • Structural Review
  • Site Development Review
Overview of the permitting process
 
Checksheets
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
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.
 
Permit Issued
Most fence permits can be issued over the counter in the Development Services Center. If your application is missing information, you will be asked to come back with that information. Permit fees are due when the permit is issued. Fees may be paid by cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.

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