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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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Filing Your Appeal

Your complete Building Code Appeal Packet consists of the Building, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing code appeal application(s), plans and any supplemental information, and the Appeal fee.

Appeal Packets will be screened for completeness. Submittal of inaccurate or incomplete forms may cause a delay in hearing the appeal.

You may submit your building code appeal online, by mail or in-person. Mailed or hand delivered plans, supplemental information and/or fees for online appeals must be received by 9 a.m. Monday to be heard at the following Wednesday's appeal meeting. They must be clearly marked "Appeals" and include the Appeal ID number assigned to your online application submittal so your information is attached to the correct application. 

Online submittal

  • Online Appeals applications must be received before 9 a.m. Monday to be heard at the following Wednesday’s appeal meeting. An appeal may be delayed for a later date due to the number of appeals scheduled for hearing, the complexity of the appeal being submitted, or other unforeseen factors

  • Plans - In addition to your code appeal application, you can submit your plans and any supplemental information electronically as PDFs along with your online application submittal. 

  • Fees can be paid online, by mail, or in person (see Fee Payments, below).

  • Plans or supplemental information that cannot submitted online can be mailed or hand-delivered separately to:
APPEALS
Bureau of Development Services
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000 (5th floor)
Portland, Oregon 97201 

Mail/Hand Delivered Submittal 

  • Mailed or hand-delivered appeals applications must be received by BDS before 5:00 pm on Friday to be heard at the following Wednesday’s administrative appeal meeting. However, an appeal may be deferred for hearing at a later date due to the number of appeals scheduled for hearing, the complexity of the appeal being submitted, or other unforeseen factors.

  • Appeal plans, any supplemental information and your payment of appeal fees must also be received by 5:00 pm on Friday for your appeal to be heard the following Wednesday.

  • Mail or deliver appeal packets to: 

APPEALS
Bureau of Development Services
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000 (5th floor)
Portland, Oregon 97201

For questions regarding the appeal packet submittal, please call 503-823-7335. 

Fee Payments

Appeal fees must be paid by the time the appeal is heard by the Board. Results will not be posted until payment is received.

  • Online: After you submit an appeal, we will email you a payment slip with a link to the online payment system. This system can accept both checks and credit cards.

  • In-person: Via check or credit card, with payment slip. A payment slip will be emailed to you, which can then be taken directly to the cashier in the Development Services Center (DSC).

  • Mail: Checks should be made payable to “Treasurer, City of Portland”, and have the project address written on them. Please mail to:

APPEALS
Bureau of Development Services
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000 (5th floor)
Portland, Oregon 97201