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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 can I do on my site?

 Planning & Zoning - What can I do on my site?

Research Land Use Review Public Works Permitting Inspections Plan Review Plan Submittal Land Use Review Public Works Permitting Planning & Zoning

What you need to know about your site:

  • To determine the zoning regulations applicable to a site, you must first find the site on the official zoning maps.
  • The appropriate map will show the base zone that is applied to the site.
  • It will also show if the site is subject to any overlay zones or plan districts, and if the site contains a historical landmark or recreational trail.
  • You then look up all the corresponding regulations in the Zoning Code.

If you cannot meet the standards and requirements, then you probably need a Land Use Review.

Most of the information about your property and building is available at the Resource/Records Counter at the Development Services Center.

For more information, visit the planning and zoning staff at the Development Services Center or call (503) 823-7526.

You can also find information by property address at

If your property is located within unincorporated Multnomah County, you can get planning documents and information on the county page.

Land Use Review - Do I need a Land Use Review?

Public Works Permitting - Do I need a public works permit?

Plan Submittal - What do I need to provide to get a permit?