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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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Once I get the permit, then what?

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Inspections - Once I get the permit, then what? 


When you pick up your building permit, you will receive an BLUE (residential) or ORANGE (commercial) inspection card listing all of the inspections you might need during construction.

You will need to call the Bureau of Development Services automated inspection request line (IVR line) to request the required inspections at different phases of construction on your project. IVR Line: (503) 823-7000.

Each permit is assigned a unique IVR number written on the label of your blue or orange card. When calling for an inspection, you will use the IVR number as your identification so the inspectors know what permit they are inspecting.

When all of your inspections are approved, you need to call for a “999 Final” inspection.  Once your project receives this final inspection and approval, your project is complete.

More information on requesting an inspection.

More information on residential inspections

More information on commercial inspections