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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Pre-Application Conferences

Purpose of the Conference: The purpose of a pre-application conference is to advise and inform applicants of the procedural and substantive requirements of a land use review. A pre-application conference is required for all Type III and IV land use reviews prior to submittal of the application. Optional pre-application conferences are also available to discuss projects that entail a lower review process (Type I, II or IIx) or for projects that do not require a land use review (such as a building permit review). 

Conference Scheduling: Conferences are generally scheduled 4-5 weeks in advance of the date of the meeting. Conferences are scheduled in the Development Services Center.

Pre-Application Conferences Meeting

Conference Submittal Requirements

  • Early Assistance Application
  • Written project description
  • Fee 
  • Site plans (2 copies, 8.5x11")
  • Building Elevations (if appropriate) (2 copies)

 Conference Agenda: You may view the Pre-Application Notices to see upcoming pre-application conferences. Conferences are posted 10 days in advance and removed at the end of the day of the conference. 

Who Participates: City agencies, school districts, some state and federal agencies, and neighborhood associations within 1,000 feet of the site will be notified. Neighbors and other interested parties may attend pre-application conferences but are reminded that the primary purpose of the conference is to provide information to the applicant. Neighbors are asked to reserve questions and comments regarding the project for the applicant’s meeting with the neighborhood association. 

Where: Conferences are held at 1900 SW 4th Avenue on the 4th Floor. Please check in with the receptionist. 

Pre-Application Conference Reports: Within three weeks of the day of the conference, a summary report is prepared and mailed to the applicant. Copies of the report are available to interested persons. A copy fee will be charged. Land Use Services Staff may be contacted at 503-823-7783 to request a copy of the report.