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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

How do I request an inspection?

What is the Inspection Request (IVR) System?

BDS uses an automated inspection request system known as interactive voice response (IVR). When you pick up your permit, you will receive an IVR number and information on how to request an inspection. The IVR phone system allows you to:

  • Schedule/cancel/reschedule inspections
  • Get inspection results and messages from inspectors
  • Obtain plan review status via fax

Once an inspector has finished your requested inspection(s), the inspection results are posted to the IVR system. Just as you can schedule your inspections using IVR, you can also access the results posted by the inspector.

More information on inspections.

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