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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Development Hub PDX

Using Development Hub PDX, you can apply online for electrical, mechanical, or plumbing permits that do not require plan review. You can also schedule inspections for trade permits obtained online, update contact information, pay a variety of fees and download billing statements all from a computer or mobile device.

Permits that require plan review must be applied for in person at the Development Services Center. Click here to see what types of permits require plan review. 

Attention Homeowners: Electrical permits and installations being made on properties intended for lease, sale, rent, or exchange (i.e. Accessory Dwelling Units) must be purchased and made by licensed electrical contractors.

Buy or Manage electrical, mechanical, or plumbing permits that do not require plan review.

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The permitting and inspection services provided by the Bureau of Development Services encompass the entire City of Portland and some unincorporated pockets of Multnomah County. Note that other cities such as Oregon City, Milwaukie, Estacada, Gresham, and Lake Oswego as well as other counties such as Clackamas County and Washington County issue their own permits.

Contact us for help with an online permit

If you have questions about applying for a permit online, give us a call. We are available by phone at 503-823-7420 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday


Once you have purchased your permit and used the IVR system to schedule an inspection, view daily Residential Inspection Route Slips for your 2-hour window of inspection.