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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

Resource/Records Counter

The Resource/Records counter provides access to a variety of building records, publications, maps and other construction related information.  At the Resource/Records counter you can research permit and construction information, use the self-service information center, and purchase building and land use related documents.
The Resource/Records counter is located in the Development Services Center. The Resource/Records staff can be contacted at (503) 823-7660.
More information on how to  Research a Property.

Common Reasons to Visit the Resource/Records Counter

  • To verify the occupancy of a building. For example, determine if the building is a legal duplex, tri-plex or accessory dwelling unit.
  • To check the occupancy type of a building. For example, conduct research on a building to determine what type of business can be located in the structure.
  • To verify that work was done legally and correctly. For example, conduct research on a building to determine if permits exist for remodeling work that has been done.
  • To verify the sanitary system the property is using.  For example, research a property to determine if it is connected to the City sewer system or if it has a septic tank.
  • To look up code or map information.  The Resource/Records counter provides publications, maps and other construction related information for public use. 

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