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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 request inspections on a revision?

For now, inspection requests and results on revisions and deferred submittals are recorded on the main permit for the project. If you encounter any difficulties when trying to schedule an inspection on a permit that has revisions or deferred submittals, please zero out of the IVR system and talk to an operator. They will be able to provide the IVR Request Number for your main permit.