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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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Applying For My Permit

The following information must be submitted when applying for a permit to construct a fence. Since every project is unique, there may be some situations where you will be asked to provide additional information.

Site Plan (Scale site plans to most appropriate scale, e.g. 1”=10’ or 1/4”=1’

  • Property lines, with dimensions
  • Adjacent streets and any easements
  • Property address and R number
  • North arrow
  • Distance between buildings and between buildings and property lines
  • Dimensions and placement of the new fence on the lot

Structural Plans (Scale of plans to be ¼”=1’)

  • Foundation plan showing location and size of footings and posts
  • Elevation view showing fence framing including dimensions, lumber size, spacing, footing size/depth and span
  • Connections to existing construction

To submit for a permit, bring the completed building permit application and four (4) copies of site, architectural and structural plans (for the area of proposed work and areas affected by such work ) along with intake fees to the Development Services Center.