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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 types of permits require plan review?

If any of the following are applicable to your project, then your permit requires plan review and cannot be purchased online: 


Electrical Trade Permits

Mechanical Trade Permits

Plumbing Trade Permits

  • Fire pumps
  • Emergency systems
  • Additions of new motor load of 100 HP or more
  • Six or more residential units
  • Patient care areas of health care facilities
  • Recreational vehicle parks
  • Hazardous locations
  • Service or feeder 600 amps or over
  • Building over three stories
  • Marinas and boatyards
  • Floating buildings
  • Commercial use agricultural buildings
  • Installation of 150 KVA or larger separately 
    derived system
  • A, E, I-2, I-3 occupancy recreational vehicle parks

    Attention Homeowners: 
    Electrical installations being made on properties intended for lease, sale, rent, or exchange (i.e. Accessory Dwelling Units) must be made by licensed electrical contractors.

    In addition, homeowners may not perform electrical installations on properties that are intended for lease, sale, rent, or exchange.

Commercial Mechanical Trade Permits are not currently available online. 


  • Plumbing permits with associated Commercial Building Permits that required Commercial Plumbing Plan Review
  • Foodservice
  • Medical gas systems
  • Bathroom/Kitchen packages that are part of a Residential New Single Family Dwelling
  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Sewer Connection permits,
  • Sewer caps
  • Sewer lines and Sewer Line Repairs