• Applying For My Permit

    Before starting any project, please check with Planning & Zoning staff by calling (503) 823-7526 or by visiting the Development Services Center to determine:

    Plan Review Process

    Planning & Zoning staffs reviews all zoning permits.

    Depending on the type of project, other development - related bureaus such as the Bureau of Environmental Services or the Portland Office of Transportation may review the application.


    Applications & Handouts

    Inspection Process

    The Bureau of Development Services’ Compliance Services section generally inspects zoning permits.

    Getting Started

    Zoning permits are required when a building permit is not needed, but where planning staff must verify and approve how the site and associated development will be used. Although a building permit may not be required, construction must comply with the current building and zoning code standards.

    A zoning permit is required when:
    Use a building permit application to apply for a zoning permit.
    ** A zoning permit is not required to:
    ** Except in an environmental zone, in the Johnson Creek Basin Plan District or in another special overlay zone or plan district where a zoning permit may be required.