The Bureau of Development Services reviews and inspects construction projects on private property for compliance with State Building Codes and local City Codes, such as the zoning Code. Construction contractors are commonly hired to perform work on permits issued by our Bureau, but it is up to you to find and hire the contractors. Following are links to organizations you may find helpful in searching for and selecting a contractor for your project.
- The United States Small Business Administration website offers tips on how to choose a contractor including specialized tips on Heating and Cooling, Energy Efficiency Projects, Home Improvement Contractors and more https://www.sba.gov/content/choosing-contractor
- Consumer Reports provides information on where to look for contractors in your area, and why you should go through the trouble of checking references along with questions to ask references http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/home-garden/resource-center/choosing-a-contractor/overview/index.htm
- The Better Business Bureau offers a list of Accredited Portland Contractors and Home Builders http://www.bbb.org/alaskaoregonwesternwashington/accredited-business-directory/associations/portland-or
- The State of Oregon Contractor License Search provides a searchable index where you can verify a contractor has a license and see if a contractor has any outstanding issues. http://search.ccb.state.or.us/search