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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!

Heartbleed Security Notice

A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server.

PortlandOregon.gov is NOT affected by this vulnerability as it does not use the OpenSSL software library. Please rest assured we are dedicated to protecting your security on this website.