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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?

The last phase of permitting your project is obtaining all necessary inspections to receive final approval on the work. This is done by contacting the Bureau of Development Services once you are ready for the required inspection in each phase of your project. The information below provides details on how to use the City’s automated inspection request system (IVR). Please remember all permits need the “999 Final Permit” inspection requested and approved or the permit will remain “under inspection” in the City’s computer system instead of indicating the work received “Final” approval. This can only be requested after all other inspections for your work have been completed and approved.


How do I access the IVR System?

The inspection request phone number is (503) 823-7000. The IVR system is available 24 hours a day with a brief period of down time on Saturday mornings. If for any reason IVR can't complete your requested transaction, you may be forwarded to a staff person during business hours by selecting "0." Instructions for requesting an inspection using IVR.