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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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For Applicants: Single PDF Process Overview

It is critical that the City does everything possible to prevent and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus while continuing to find creative ways to provide services and keep processes moving. The Single PDF Process is being offered to select qualifying projects as a quick and easy way to upload and access plans while protecting public health and safety.

The Single PDF Process refers to the fact that all drawings must be together in a single PDF file, named appropriately. Calcs, application, and other documents required for your permit application must still be uploaded as their own PDFs separate from the drawings PDF.

The Single PDF Process is three stages.

Stage 1: Intake of your application and drawings.
Click/tap “INTAKE” below to begin or learn about submitting an application.

Stage 2: Receiving, making, and resubmitting to BDS corrections to your application and/or drawings.
Click/tap “CORRECTIONS” below to begin or learn about submitting corrections.

Stage 3: Issuance of your permit to begin construction.
Click/tap “ISSUANCE” below to begin or learn about the issuance process. 


Go To Single PDF Process: IntakeGo To Single PDF Process: CorrectionsGo To Single PDF Process: Issuance


For additional information, please review the documents below. To share the below links, right-click and select Copy Link or Copy Link Address.

Single PDF Process Overview

Applicant Single PDF Process Steps & User Guide

Facility Permit Program (FPP) Applicant Overview

Frequently Asked Questions About the Single PDF Process