1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
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Important Note about Inspections:
To protect the health of inspectors, contractors, occupants and the construction industry at-large, BDS inspectors may decline or discontinue an inspection if they observe work sites failing to comply with applicable COVID-19 public health guidance. These requirements include maintaining at least 6-feet of physical distance between people whenever possible, and wearing face covers when interacting with others. Please help ensure BDS can continue to perform inspections for your projects in a timely manner by following the public health guidance that applies to your work sites.
More information about COVID-19 public health guidance for workplaces and contractors is available from the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon OSHA. If you have questions about BDS practices, please contact:
Commercial Inspections Division Manager
Residential Inspections Division Manager
Commercial inspections are required on industrial, commercial and multi-family construction projects.
Inspections required for projects including erosion control, environmental soils, stormwater management, sanitation and tree preservation.
Special inspections are required to monitor certain critical structural materials requiring the attention of professionals with highly specialized skills and qualifications.
Residential inspections are required on one and two family dwellings, including duplexes and two-unit townhouses.
Inspections required for sign, zoning and home occupation permits.