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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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Plan Review Process

Plumbing permits requiring plan review will generally be issued within ten working days.

Plans are reviewed by the Commercial Plumbing section of the Bureau of Development Services.

Septic tank installations are to be approved by the Environmental Soils Section of the Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-6892.

Approval by the Bureau of Environmental Services is needed for:

  • Sanitary sewer connections to a public sewer
  • Proposed storm sewers to a public sewer, natural drainage way, curb or public right-of-way