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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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5. Miscellaneous Work or Permits

WORK PROPOSED PERMIT NEEDED? WHAT TYPE OF PERMIT?
Work proposed Home Occupation - Type A Does not require a permit. Allows residents to use their home as place of work, but no customers or employees come to the site.
Work proposed Home Occupation - Type B Requires a Home Occupation Permit . Allows either one employee who does not live in the home or up to 8 customers per day to come to the dwelling.
Occupancy permit (change of occupancy) Building Permit (CO)
Sidewalk café seating Issued by Portland Department of Transportation (503) 823-7002 Option 5.
Banners hung from street poles Issued by Portland Department of Transportation (503) 823-5292.
Signs, A-Boards and Banners Sign Permit required for signs on private property and A-Boards.

Contact Portland Department of Transportation at (503) 823-7002 for Banners in Public Right of Way.
Flagpoles Building Permit (CO)
Tents Circus Tents require a Building Permit (CO) .

For other tents, call the Fire Marshal at (503) 823-3700 for permit information.

Visit Planning & Zoning staff at the Development Services Center or call (503) 823-7526 to determine if a Zoning Permit (ZP) is needed.
Parking permits Issued by Portland Department of Transportation (503) 823-7002.
Meter hoods Issued by Portland Department of Transportation (503) 823-7002.
Noise: Make noise beyond allowed standards Noise Permit is required if you intend to make noise above the allowed decibels and/or during non-construction hours/day. More information on allowed construction hours.
Any work in the public right of way Any work in the public right-of-way requires a permit or may be allowed by code if the conditions are met under the authority of PBOT. Contact Portland Bureau of Transportation (503) 823-5185