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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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New Rule on Deferred Submittals for Manufactured Roof Truss Engineering

Roof Truss Photo

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) will continue to allow deferred submittals for manufactured roof truss engineering on projects utilizing the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC). 

Applicants must indicate this choice at the point of intake for the permit on the “New Single Family Residential Minimum Submittal Checklist and Sample Site Plan” form ( There is an additional fee for the processing and review of these deferred submittals. The deferred submittal application is available at:

BDS will only accept the deferred submittals after the main building permit has been issued. BDS is discontinuing any practice of allowing the deferred submittal to be turned in while the main permit is still under review.

For simplicity and ease of processing, BDS encourages customers to submit a full residential permit application, including the truss engineering, at the initial intake of the project. 

For more information, contact Rochelle Hunter-James, Bureau of Development Services, 503-823-0678.