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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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What does it mean when the structural plan reviewer says we need to "take in" your project?

Typically we try to limit our over the counter review time to about 15 or 20 minutes. This allows us to see all of our structural customers with the least amount of wait time. If your project requires an in depth review, we ‘take it in' and assign it to a specific structural plan reviewer. Once your project is taken in, you can check the status of your permit online at or request the status by fax at 503.823.7000. Please be ready with your IVR number. The City's turnaround goals for reviewing projects that have been taken in are:

Structural Engineering Group
Permit Type Working Days to 1st Review Working Days to Recheck
Residential Alterations 7 3
Commercial Alterations < $200,000.00 and does not include a seismic upgrade

Commercial Alterations > $200,000.00 or includes a seismic upgrade 20 5
RS Additions 15 5
CO Additions 20 5
RS New Construction 15 5
CO New Construction 20 5
Process Managed or projects in Major Projects Group Determined in consultation with the applicant Determined in consultation with the applicant

"Working Days to 1st Review" is defined as the number of business days following intake. Day 1 would be the next business day after intake. "Working Days to Recheck" is defined as the number of business days following the date that the bureau is notified that recheck comments have been received.