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From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Once I get the permit, then what?

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Inspections - Once I get the permit, then what? 


When you pick up your permit, you will receive an orange (residential) or yellow (commercial) inspection card listing all of the inspections you will need during construction.

You will need to call the Bureau of Development Services automated inspection request line (IVR line) to request the required inspections at different phases of construction on your project.  If your permit involved having a set of plans reviewed (either each permit is assigned a unique IVR number written on your orange or yellow card). When calling for an inspection, you will use the IVR number as your identification so the inspectors know what permit they are inspecting. Information on requesting an inspection.

When all of your inspections are approved, you need to call for a “999 Final” inspection.  Once your project receives this final inspection and approval, your project is complete.

More information on residential inspections

More information on commercial inspections