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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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General Information: 503-823-4000


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Steps 4 & 5 - Final Plans & Stamped Plans

Portland Public Works Permit Process

STEPS 4 & 5 – Final Plans & Stamped Plans

During these final steps in the public works permit process, you and your development team prepare the final plans for your public works improvements. These engineering plans should include all necessary details about your development site and final public improvement design requirements, as well as all standard City details needed to construct them.

If there are remaining technical issues that need to be addressed, the City may request a final check of the plans before final approval (this can often be done via electronic submittal).  At the successful end of plan review, the city will sign off on your final plans and request signed and stamped plans for City signature. 

CAUTION: Make sure that the forms and plans that you file are complete and accurately reflect your previously-reviewed development objectives, design concepts and development plans. The City will charge you additional fees if you need to request additional meetings to complete this step in the permitting process.

Step 4 - Final Plan Submittal:   NOW ONLINE!  DO NOT SUBMIT PAPER COPIES

Submit Final Plans and Interim Final Plans using the on-line form (link below). You will need to sign up for a account to access the online submittal form. After log-in, the submittal form will prompt you to add applicable projection information, attach required forms and plans, and must be 'complete' before allowing you to press 'Submit'.  

- Final Plan Submittal - (online form)

Interim Submittal - revisions required after initial Final Plan submittal (online form)

Once the Final Plans or Interim Final Plans are submitted, an automated message will be sent confirming that the plans were submitted successfully. 

Step 5 - Stamped Plan Submittal (aka 'vellums'):

Once Final Plans are approved, submit hard-copy, stamped plans as follows:

  • Hard-copy, wet-ink signature plan set, on 20# or 24# 'vellum' style paper.  
  • Email PDF of the vellum plan sheets to If file size is too big to attach the PDF to an email, use an FTP-style share-drive site (must say Plan Submittal or File Transfer in subject line).
  • If the project include signals and street lighting improvements, submit both a hard-copy and a digital copy of associated special provisions following the 2010 City of Portland Standard Construction Specifications.  Please ask for assistance, if you are unfamiliar with the preparation of special provisions.

Questions, or Need Help with Online Submittals?

Hours: 8:00- 4:30 Monday through Friday

Please email for more information,

Or, call the Public Works Permitting hotline at 503-823-1987