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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

Contractor License Requirements

We sell permits according to State of Oregon requirements established by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB), and the State of Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD), which regulate and license the activities of construction contractors in our state.

A CCB License is required by all contractors using the Permits Online system. Then, each type of Trade Permit; Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical have specific license requirements of its own. Some specialty electrical license holders may purchase limited fixture types online.

Mechanical Trade (MT) Permits – ALL FIXTURES

  • CCB License is the only required license for the full list of available fixtures online

Plumbing Trade (PT) Permits – ALL FIXTURES

  • CCB License, AND
  • BCD Plumbing License with the letters PB in it to purchase the full range of plumbing fixtures online

Electrical Trade (ET) Permits – ALL FIXTURES

  • CCB License, AND
  • BCD Electrical License (has the letter(s) C, LMS, CPI, CLS, CLR, CRE, BME, LEA, LEB, ST, LME, LMM, LRT, LR, or PS in it), AND
  • BCD Supervising Electrical License (has the letter S in it) to purchase the full list of available electrical fixtures online

SPECIALTY ELECTRICAL LICENSES / PERMITS:

Electrical (ET) Permits – Limited Energy/Low Voltage (NO Supervising License)

  • CCB License, AND
  • BCD Limited Energy License (has the 3 letters CLE, CLR, CPI, CRE, or LHR in it)

Contractors with Limited Energy Electrical Licenses may buy the following 2 fixtures online:

  • Service Reconnect Only, and
  • Limited Energy Panel/Signal Circuits

Electrical (ET) Permits – Electrical Signage (NO Supervising License)

  • CCB License, AND
  • BCD Journeyman Electrical License (has the letter J in it)

Contractors with Journeyman Electrical Licenses may buy the following 2 fixtures online:

  • Service Reconnect Only, and
  • Sign or Outline Lighting

At this time Permits Online does not support Landscape Contractor Board (LCB) License Numbers.

Trade Permits may also be taken out by Home owners doing the work—no licenses required.

Please note: Trade Permits are sole proprietary as issued, and therefore non-transferable.