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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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Permits Online?

Permits Online is a website developed and maintained by the City of Portland Bureau of Development Services. It provides a quick, easy alternative for contractors and homeowners to purchase simple electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits that do not require plan review. Forget driving Downtown and finding a place to park – forget waiting in line! Once you have successfully completed your application and your permit has been issued, a copy of your permit will be sent to you via email attachment - that's it – that's all there is to it!