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Service Level Update Document:
Discontinuation of Fax-Back Simple Trade Permit Service
July 22, 2010. In order to maintain the highest level of service possible with limited resources and to ensure that the valuable services we provide to our customers and community are timely and financially sustainable, we are moving to process simple trade permits only through our Portland OnLine permitting system and mail in service. Trade permits include simple electrical, plumbing or mechanical permits that do not require plan review.
Effective July 30, 2010, we will be discontinuing the Fax Back method of applying for and receiving simple trade permits. We are focusing the submittal and issuance of these simple trade permits through the following methods to improve the timeliness and ease of applying for and receiving trade permits, as well as scheduling inspections:
NOTE: Some types of trade permits cannot be applied for online, see the table below.
NOTE: Fax number (503) 823-7693 is only for establishing "subcontractor of record" on Residential Combination Permits. NO trade permit revisions, fees or any other type of transaction can be submitted via fax.
Some permits are not available through the City's online permitting system, such as permits requiring plan review. If you wish to submit for a permit listed in the table below, please visit the Development Services Center or mail in the application and payment.
Table of Trade Permits Not Available Thru Online Permitting System
|Electrical Permits||Mechanical Permits||Plumbing Permits|
|Service or feeder, 400 amps or more||Commercial Mechanical Permits||Plumbing permits that require more than 5 fixtures|
|Fire pump||Residential Gas/Diesel generator||Food service|
|Emergency system||Residential Air conditioner*||Medical gas systems|
|Addition of new motor load of 100 HP or more||Residential Heat pump*||Bathroom/Kitchen packages that are part of a Residential New Single Family Dwelling|
|Six or more residential units||
* Effective July 30, 2010 Residential Air Conditioners
and Heat Pump Trade Permits will be available through Portland Online Permitting System.
|Health care facilities|
|Service or feeder over 601 amps|
|Building over three stories|
|Marinas and boatyards|
|Commercial use agricultural buildings|
|Installation of 75 KVA or larger separately derived system|
|A, E, 1-2, 1-3 occupancy recreational vehicle parks|
|Note that none of the above are applicable to temporary construction service|
State-Mandated Licensing Standards. State-mandated licensing standards apply to permits submitted online, in person or via mail. A Construction Contractors Board number (CCB#) is required of all contractors using the City's online permitting system. A Building Codes Division number (BCD#) is required if you are an Electrician or Plumber which include the letter(s) C or PB in it. Supervising BCD #'s are required if you are an Electrician (include the letter S in it). Mandatory licenses required for Low Voltage include a Construction Contractors Board number (CCB#) and one of the Limited Licenses (include the letter(s) LME, J, LR, PS, SIG, PJ, ST, LEA, BME, LEB, LRT, or LMM)
We understand that these changes will have impacts on our customers and appreciate your understanding and cooperation while we work through these financial and operation challenges. If you have questions or concerns about this Service Level Update, please contact Ross Caron at (503) 823-4268 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
A complete list of the Bureau's Service Level Updates are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bds by clicking on "Services Level Updates".