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From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Commercial Electrical Permits

Applying For My Permit

Electrical permits not requiring plan review are generally issued the same, or the following day after receipt of the application. A copy of the issued permit will be mailed to you.

 
If your project falls into one of the following situations, you will need to submit plans for plan review.
  • Six or more units in the same structure
  • Three or more stories in height
  • Special occupancies in chapter five of the national electrical code
  • High voltage or high ground fault current
  • Large services or feeders
  • 400 amperes or more for feeders in other than one and two family dwellings
If plan review is required, additional information is needed. Submit three sets of electrical plans:
  • Drawn to scale
  • Containing definitions for legends used
  • Be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location
  • Nature and extent of the work proposed
  • Show in detail that it will conform to the applicable electrical code requirements, laws, ordinances, rules and regulations

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