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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 do I need to provide to get a permit?

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

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

Applying for My Permit

Submittal Requirements
The materials required to be submitted will vary along with the complexity of the project proposed. In general submittals will include:

  • A completed permit application form
  • A description of the scope of work proposed. For example: addition of a bedroom and bathroom to the first floor of a single family residence.
  • Detailed Plans and Supporting Documents. These include the construction drawings showing the work proposed along with existing and proposed layouts. Supporting documents may include structural calculations, specifications, and geotechnical reports. Within this website, you will find individual pages for different scopes of work which have more detailed submittal guidelines.
  • The contractor’s name and state license (CCB) number if a contractor will be doing the work
  • A description of all plumbing, mechanical and electrical work you will be doing
  • The fair market value for the completed project. The fair market value includes the cost of materials and labor that would typically be charged to complete a project of this type, even if you plan to do all of the work yourself.

Application Processing
The Development Services Center staff will scan your submittal for completeness and determine the next processing step – reviewing for conformance with applicable codes. See Step 4.

Permit Review - How do I get the permit?