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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

Zoning Permits

Inspection Process

The Bureau of Development Services’ Compliance Services section generally inspects zoning permits.

  • Inspection requests: Call (503) 823-7000, push “555” on the bureau’s IVR automated system.
  • Concrete/Asphalt: If the zoning permit construction includes pouring concrete or asphalt, please call for an inspection once the forms are placed but before you pour. This will allow the inspector to check the form placement against the approved plans.
  • Curb Cuts: For any curb cut portion of your project, you will need to call the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation Street Systems at (503) 823-7002 to request an inspection of your curb cut (after the forms are placed but before you pour the concrete).

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