1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
To schedule an appointment to submit your plans electronically (one permit per appointment), please email BDS@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-7300 and leave a message.
Construction code regulations affect all construction and most site development activity. This page contains links to identify current permit & inspections types, and code related information and services. Select from the following topics.
The Site Development Program oversees plan review and inspections related to stormwater, sanitation, erosion control, tree preservation and environmental soils.
Links to information for new construction and improvements to structures built under the Oregon Residential Specialty Code such as houses, duplexes and townhouses. Select the project type that applies to you.
Designed to serve contractors who perform recurring alteration and additional work in 1 or 2 family dwellings
Links to additional information for commercial projects including tri-plexes, apartments, condominiums developments with three or more attached units and other commercial projects. Select the project type that applies to you.
Permits to install, replace, or repair electrical, mechanical, plumbing fixtures or systems.
Inspections on industrial, commercial, residential and single family construction projects. Select the inspection type that applies to you.
Permits related to sign installation, zoning and running a business out of your home.
Code, standards and design criteria
In response to the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) recent order – effective January 2019 – related to the deployment of personal wireless service facilities, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) has created a new intake and review process for personal wireless service facility applications.