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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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Applicant FAQ

1. What is a Project Reference Number or "Billing Identification Number?"

Visit the Project Reference number page for more information.

2. What type of work can be done under the Facility Permit Program?

The program is limited to interior tenant improvements, and maintenance and repair work. 

3. Does participation in the Facility Permit Program eliminate the need for individual Trade Permits?

No. Each trade contractor should make application for permit by directly contacting their team inspector. FPP is designed to streamline the permit process, not eliminate it.

4. How do we begin with a new project?

Visit the Applying for my Permit page. 

5. Where should I submit my project plans and application?

Drop off plans and application at the Development Services Building, 2nd Floor or come to the 3rd floor to talk to FPP Permit Tech staff in person about your submittal. Alternatively, you can submit your plans and application to your inspector on-site for a fee. If you have questions, give us a call.

6. How many sets of plans are required upon application for permit and what information needs to be on our plans?

Visit the FPP Minimum submittal requirements page.

7. How do I schedule inspections?

Always leave the request on the desk phone of your inspector. Although you can contact your Senior FPP Inspector via email or cell phone, leaving a message on their desk phone ensures your inspection request will be received in a timely manner. Often, if you call PRIOR to 7:00 a.m., you can receive your inspection the same day.

8. How can I check the status of my permit application?

• Visit Portland Maps
• For general questions on permit applications and status of existing permits, please call 503-823-5996.

9. How do I know if a building is registered under the Facility Permit Program, and who the inspector is?

Visit the FPP Customer & Building List.

10. Who is responsible for calling for inspections on Facility Permit projects?

The contractor doing the work should call their Senior FPP Inspector directly to schedule inspections.

11. Can I schedule a pre-application meeting, or a site job consultation meeting prior to permit application submittal?

Absolutely, job consultations and pre-application meetings are common place and have become a means of significantly reducing plan review time on complex project submittals. See our FPP Customer & Building List to determine your building inspector and contact them for scheduling your pre-application meeting.

12. What information do I need to submit application for a Facility Permit

Visit the FPP Minimum submittal requirements page.