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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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Commercial Inspections

Commercial inspections are required for industrial, commercial and multi-family construction projects. Types of inspections include structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing.

For information, including requesting an inspection or contacting your inspector, click on the type of inspection from the list below.

Important Note: 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:

Darryl Godsby
Commercial Inspections Division Manager

Commercial Structural Inspections

Information on structural inspections

Special Inspections

Special inspections are required to monitor certain critical structural materials requiring the attention of professionals with highly specialized skills and qualifications.

Commercial Plumbing Inspections

Information on plumbing inspections

Commercial Electrical Inspections

Information on commercial electrical inspections

Erosion Control Inspections

Erosion Control inspectors inspect site development permits.