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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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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.

  • Fire pump
  • Emergency system
  • Addition of new motor load of 100 HP or more
  • Six or more residential units
  • Patient care areas of health care facilities
  • Recreational vehicle parks
  • Hazardous locations
  • Service or feeder 600 amps or over
  • Building over three stories
  • Marinas and boatyards
  • Floating buildings
  • Commercial use agricultural buildings
  • Installation of 150 KVA or larger separately derived system
  • A, E, I-2, I-3 occupancy recreational vehicle parks

    Note that none of the above are applicable to temporary construction service

If plan review is required, additional information is needed. Submit two 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