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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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Simple Bathroom Permit Program

Interested in getting a bathroom permit without drawing plans? Read below to learn more about the Simple Bathroom Permit process and how to apply.

Step 1 Check Project Qualifications

    1. Interior only; no exterior alterations
    2. No changes to load bearing framing
    3. No more than 3 toilets on the property
    4. Located in a permitted structure in the primary residence (not in an accessory structure)
    5. Sink must be located in room with the toilet and shower or bath

*Please note other criteria may apply including but not limited to party sewers and/or code violations on property.

Step 2 Assemble Application

    1. Complete the Criteria page including property address and signature (electronic signature accepted)
    2. Complete a Building Permit Application. If homeowner is performing the work, complete a Construction Responsibilities Form
    3. Complete trade permit applications (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)

Step 3 Email Application to

    1. After emailing us, a BDS permit technician with residential inspections will contact you to confirm application receipt
    2. Applications will be reviewed within 5 business days
    3. A notification will be sent when permit fees are due

Step 4 Schedule a Pre-Construction Meeting

    1. After fees are paid schedule a preconstruction meeting through the IVR system 503-823-7000 using the IVR # and inspection code 295
    2. Questions? Call 503-823-9258 or email your questions to