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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 is the Type B Inspection process in a 1&2 Dwelling Structure

If the Conditional Use land use review is approved you will be required to complete a site inspection to verify the bedroom requirements prior to operating the accessory short term rental on the premises. You will need to submit a Type B Residential Fee Paid Inspection Form to complete the required bedroom inspection. The Type B Residential Fee Paid Inspection fee is $206.08 ($184 + 12% State Surcharge). If a BDS inspection verifies that the required interconnected smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms were not installed at the time of the initial inspection, a $154 reinspection fee will be assessed to verify compliance after the necessary corrections

You may submit a Type B Residential Fee Paid Inspection form either by mail or in person.

By Mail:  Type B Residential Fee Paid Inspection form with check (payable to City of Portland) to:

     Bureau of Development Services
     Property Compliance Division
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000     
     Portland, OR 97201

Via Email: Type B Residential Fee Paid Inspection form may be submitted in via email to You will be contacted with instructions on how to pay via credit card. Please do not include credit card information with your email submittal.

Development Services Center (DSC), on the first floor of 1900 SW Fourth Ave. Please check our DSC Business Hours and Service Availability webpage before visiting the DSC. NOTE that the DSC service is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Type B Residential Fee Paid Inspection will verify that the 3-5 bedrooms to be rented to overnight guests complies with the requirements of 33.207.050.B.4. To learn more about the inspection requirements please see What is the Inspection Process – Type A – 1&2 Dwelling Structure. Note: all Type B ASTRs require a BDS inspection.

For an overview of the Type B Conditional Use process and guidance on issues to consider before applying, see this handout.