In 1999, the City of Portland created the Facility Permit Program (FPP) to make it easier and faster for building owners and managers to do regular improvements, modifications, and maintenance on their buildings with ongoing construction needs.
The concept seemed simple enough. One inspection team works with a facility or group of facilities on all Plan Review, Permitting, and Inspections on interior tenant improvements and alterations.
At the time, the only other city in the U.S. city to adopt this innovative approach was Phoenix, Arizona.
The FPP program is designed to serve customers that perform on-going interior tenant improvements and where facility maintenance, upgrades and renovations are frequent. The program is available to owners of buildings, building management companies and their tenants.
From the beginning, FPP’s success has relied on a combination of creativity and flexibility in our approach to City business and open-honest “two-way” communication with our customers in order to get our client’s projects from “concept to construction.”
Participants may register one or more buildings and each building must be re-registered annually. The same team will complete plan reviews and will provide inspection services for all customer buildings regardless of geographical location. This approach builds long-term ongoing relationships with the FPP team achieving a high level of familiarity with the customer’s building portfolio.
FPP services are billed at an hourly rate. This allows FPP to offer additional services such as pre-application consultations. Projects valued at $600,000 or more are assessed standard fees for all building plan review and building permit portions of the project. For customer convenience, monthly billing statements are issued which identify all charges by date, discipline, project number or name, and type of service rendered.
While the program is designed to expedite the plan review and permitting process it is not intended to relax code requirements, or to provide lower inspection or licensing standards than that required under State of Oregon Statutes, Administrative Rules or City of Portland Municipal Titles. The goal is to provide inspection and plan review services as efficiently and effectively as possible to FPP clients.
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