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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.


Will IVR ever stop you from scheduling an inspection?

  • You can't schedule an inspection on your permit unless it has been issued.
  • If your permit has any unpaid fees, no inspections can be requested until those fees are paid.
  • The number of inspections for Commercial, Residential, and Site Development Permits is limited, based on the valuation of your work.  If you have used up all of your allowed inspections and will have to purchase additional ones. The IVR system will prompt you to purchase more based upon Inspection Limitation.