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Helpful guide for the most common types of accessory dwelling unit projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
For Type II ASTR applications, the assigned case planner should provide information to the applicant that they are aware of what PBOT will need to determine that this criterion is met.
A helpful worksheet that summarizes the development standards for all types of detached covered accessory structures and the additional zoning code requirements that may apply based on factors such as location, height, and use.
Acknowledgement of Exemption for Heating Facilities, Ceiling Height, and/or Room Dimensions Covenant sample used for specific exemptions in owner-built dwellings.
Helpful guide for the most common types of residential addition projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
This packet includes: Land Use Review Application Checklist, Land Use Review Application, Type II Procedure, Approval criteria, and Purpose statements of the single dwelling zones.
Address approval criteria with your adjustment application.
This application is to be completed and signed by the property owner when requesting an exemption.
Complete this application for an alternative technology advisory committee to review requests submitted by applicants.
Process for changing an approved land division.
Complete this form to request a review group to review a project earlier than the projected due date.
Application form for historic resources that requires a 120-day demolition delay OR to remove a property from the City's 1983 Historic Resources Inventory.
Information regarding specific design standards for houses, attached houses, and duplexes that related to main entrances, street facing facades and garages.
Guide to zoning map symbols.
Information about parking and signage requirements for short-term and long-term bicycle parking. Bicycle parking must be shown on all commercial and multi-family plans submitted for permit.
Information on who, what, where, when and why you need a permit.
General information on the types of work that require a permit, and those that don’t.
Information related to fences, decks and outdoor projects.
Helpful guide to ensure your deck is designed correctly so you can pass inspections.
Information on types of wood burning equipment, and a guide to help safely install them to prevent fires and injuries.
Guideline for the review process of NSFR and batch projects.
Guideline on what plans are required to receive a residential building permit.
Information on common signs and locations of a leak, and who is responsible to fix it.
Code requirements for new residential stairs.
Helpful guide with special building code standards for converting an attic, basement or garage to living space in an existing house or duplex.
Information about permit and code requirements for window installation.
Helpful information on taking precautions and creating a defensible space around your home to protect lives, homes and property when building on fire-prone areas.
Helpful guide provides strengthening methods to reduce the likelihood of your home being severely damaged by displacement of foundation or cripple walls.
Top 25 basic requirements for housing units.
Informational guide that clarifies terms used to determine whether a project constitutes a demolition, and illustrates how BDS is interpreting the ordinance governing demolitions and major alterations/additions.
Calculation methods and illustrations to help you determine if you are planning a major alteration or addition.
Outlines building code requirements for change of occupancy
Outlines building and zoning code requirements.
Helpful guideline for building permits and submittals associated with commercial food establishments.
Overview of portable and temporary sign regulations.
Application for the following: address change, additional building address is to be assigned, or when additional information is needed to verify a building address.
Complete this application to appeal a building code.
Worksheet that describes building code summary plans and includes a code check worksheet.
Use this when you are moving a structure to and/or from a City of Portland property.
Used to apply for all building, site development and zoning permits.
Address approval criteria with your central city parking review appication.
Land Use Services staff will review the permit drawings for compliance with the Design/Historic Resource Review decision.
Approval of most land uses involving a new or expanded use or involving the creation of a new parcel requires verification of adequate public sewer service to the property.
Approval of most land uses involving a new or expanded use or involving the creation of a new parcel requires verification of adequate stormwater service to the property.
Approval of most land uses involving a new or expanded use or involving the creation of a new parcel requires a determination that the proposed water system is adequate.
The City of Portland and State of Oregon require that, if your home has lead-based paint or asbestos, it must be remediated for the safety of your workers on site and the surrounding neighbors.
Checklist and Submittal Requirements for Prescriptive Installations of Solar Photovoltaic in accordance with Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code (OSISC) and Solar Water Heating Systems
Checksheet to submit response for changes, revisions, or corrections on plans.
Helpful guide for the most common types of major commercial alteration projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Helpful guide for the most common types of minor commercial alteration projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Helpful guide for the most common types of commercial addition and alteration projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
The City of Portland and the Associated Roofing Contractors have jointly developed a reroof permit and inspection program
Address approval criteria for your comprehensive plan map amendment.
Approval criteria for institutional and other uses in R zones.
Approval criteria for radio frequency transmission facilities, chapter 33.274.
Approval criteria for Retail sales and service, office, Commercial outdoor recreation, Commercial parking facilities, Community service and Daycare uses.
Approval criteria for Helicopter landing facilities.
Address approval criteria with your conditional use application.
Use this checklist to submit for a master plan which is a plan for the future development of a use that is subject to the conditional use regulations.
EG1, EG2, IG1, IG2, and IH Zones, Zoning Code Chapter 33.815
A fillable template for a convenience store implementation program
Helpful guide for the most common types of conversion to living space projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Form and frequently asked questions.
Form and frequently asked questions regarding copyright materials.
New Users of the IVR System, Scheduling and Cancelling Inspections, Unscheduled Inspections and etc.
Helpful guide for the most common types of deck projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Application and requirements to ensure you have all necessary documents for a deferred submittal.
Explanation of how density (allowed number of residential units) is calculated on a site and how lots are measured.
Explanation of how density (allowed number of residential units) is calculated on a site and how lots are measured.
General information about design review .
Complete this application to apply for an appointment in the Development Services Center.
Summary of the primary uses and development standards of the commercial zones as shown in Chapter 33.130 of the Portland Zoning Code.
Summary of the primary uses and development standards of the employment and industrial zones as shown in Chapter 33.140 of the Portland Zoning Code.
Summary of the primary uses and development standards of the Multi-Dwelling Zones as shown in Chapter 33.120 of the Portland Zoning Code.
Summary of the primary uses and development standards of the Single-Dwelling Zones as shown in Chapter 33.110 of the Portland Zoning Code.
Helpful guide to increase efficiency and prevent delays with our customers who have been assigned a development Liaison.
Checklist for intake
Complete this application to be considered for the MPG program.
Helpful guide to understand the process of MPG projects.
Scopes the rights and obligations for existing on-site sewage disposal systems.
Information on documenting a nonconforming use or residential density.
Nonconforming situations are land uses or developments that do not comply with the current zoning code, but are still considered legal. The applicant must show that the nonconforming situation was legally established and maintained over time.
Defines what additions are considered “minor”. Additions will include all work that was not part of the structure as originally built.
Helpful guide for the most common types of dormer and second floor addition projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Application for all types of formal Early Assistance including Design Advice Requests, Pre-Application Conferences and Early Assistance Appointments.
Sumarizes different types of land use Early Assistance.
Summarizes Building Code requirements for fire protection based on distance to property lines.
Complete this application to apply for an electrical code appeal.
Complete this application to apply for an electrical master permit.
Complete this form to to update your electrical master permit.
Complete this application to apply for an electrical permit.
Complete this application to apply for an electrical renewable energy permit.
Requirements for energy efficiency additional measures, ORSC Table N1101.3, ORSC Table N1101.2
How to Make Energy Improvements Work for Your Project
Submittal requirements for environmental plan check.
Detailed information about the steps involved with applying for an Environmental Review.
Use this checklist to prepare Environmental Review applications.
Find out if a land use review (Environmental Review) or a plan check (Environmental Plan Check) will be required.
Sign and Title 10 requirements for the notifications of erosion concerns.
Technical guidance for temporary and permanent erosion prevention, sediment control, and control of other development activities that can cause pollution during construction process.
Sample document is provided as an example intended to help guide applicants in preparing a Type II Environmental Review application.
An expedited land division provides an alternative procedure for land division applications.
Helpful Information on advantages of the Facility Permit Program.
Complete this application for a permit to install a fire alarm system.
Complete this application for a permit to install fixed systems.
Complete this application for a sprinkler system permit.
Complete this application for a hazardous materials permit.
Form to verify your electrical contractor is Licensed.
Intake form when you drop off your plans.
Registration criteria, as well as the application to register for the facilities permit program.
Request form for researching a contractor.
Document serves as the participant agreement, identifies the responsible party, and identifies the accounts payable representative.
Complete this application to apply for a FIR permit.
Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) is designed to serve licensed contractors, architects and engineers in the State of Oregon that perform alteration or addition work to one and two family dwellings.
Complete this application to apply for your final plat.
Information about submittal requirements and process for finalizing a land division that has received tentative approval.
A checklist of how to produce a Fire and LIfe Safety Summary for buildings with complex fire and life safety systems.
Adequate water and safe access to a proposed site is required prior to issuance of a building permit or approval of a Land Use Review.
Learn under which circumstances a flag lot may be created.
Information about land division requirements for sites that have the potential of flooding.
A handout describing how floor area ratio is calculated.
Helpful guide for the most common types of garage and shed projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Instructions for obtaining deed information that may be required to establish a property as a lot of record.
Use this checklist to prepare Greenway Review applications.
Consent form stating you are aware of the moisture content requirement of ORSC and have taken steps to meet this code requirements.
Criteria to be approved for a historic resource review.
What projects require Historic Design Review, process, application requirements and approval criteria
Helpful chart that shows the approval criteria for a historic resources review.
This may be required if you want to run a business out of your home.
Guide to home occupation, uses and permit procedures.
Helpful guide for the most common types of commercial hood projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Information describing additional development standards that apply to proposed new residential lots that do not meet minimum lot width dimensions.
Helpful guide on exactly how to update your plans in response to a checksheet, as well as FAQ’S.
Helpful guide for the most common types of HVAC projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Reference sheet that gives the different codes to use when calling the IVR line.
FAQ’s for requesting inspections using IVR.
Step-by-step instructions on how to request an inspection using IVR.
Intake Waiver for Development Services Center
Helpful guide for the most common types of residential interior remodel projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Submittal checklist for all land divisions.
A complete list of land division approval criteria that may apply in the multi-dwelling zones.
A complete list of land division approval criteria that may apply in the OS, C, E and I zones.
Informational document to help applicants prepare the narrative portion of their land division application, the document contains a complete list of land division approval criteria within chapter 33.654, Rights-of-Way.
A complete list of land division approval criteria that may apply in the single-dwelling zones, this information will help applicants prepare the narrative portion of their land division application.
Complete this application form to apply for all land use reviews.
This checklist is for use by applicants to prepare and submit a land use review.
The landslide hazard study is needed when any part of your site is identified on the city’s potential landslide hazard areas map.
Describes how the length of the street-facing garage wall is measured.
Life Safety Completeness Checklist for Commercial Building Permit
Complete this packet when requesting a Life Safety Preliminary Meeting.
Complete this form to request a limited structural engineering plan review.
The lot confirmation process is used to confirm that a primary structure is allowed for platted lots and lots of record that have previously been combined together under one tax account number.
Requirement for Plats.
Information about Lot Consolidations.
An explanation of lot size standards and how lots are measured.
An overview of Compliance Services, Neighborhood Inspections, and Site Development Sections
Helpful guide for the most common types of projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Complete this application to apply for a mechanical code appeal.
Complete this application to apply for a mechanical permit.
Document used to record test results performed by credentialed medical gas installers.
Helpful document that provides the information and guidance about the special submittal requirements for metal buildings.
Complete this application to apply for minor Mechanical labels.
A neighborhood contact by the applicant is required prior to application for some land use reviews and permit applications.
The Neighborhood Contact process provides a setting for an applicant and neighborhood residents to discuss a development proposal in an informal manner.
NEW Type A Short-Term Accessory Rental Permit Application and Checklist for 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Structure.
Complete this application when applying for a new single family residential project.
Information guide on the minimum requirements for a complete submittal package, and a sample of the site plan to ensure the project is accepted for review.
Helpful document that gives all the requirements needed to apply for a Non-residential stormwater permit.
Application to request using Option 2 of Chapter 33.258, Nonconforming Situations, in which the required nonconforming improvements may be made over several years, based on an approved compliance period.
List of nonconforming development upgrades may be triggered due to new development or redevelopment.
Information regarding the use of Option 2 of Chapter 33.258, Nonconforming Situations, in which the required improvements to nonconforming development may be made over several years, based on an approved compliance period.
Instructions on how to add fixtures to an existing online permit.
Options are available to create smaller lots and/or use different housing types in the "a" overlay zone.
Complete this application to apply for an Original Art Mural permit.
Summary of process and review requirements for dividing land.
Information Notice to Owners About Construction Responsibilities (Owner doing Work form)
Informational guide on parking standards for houses and duplexes.
Helpful guide to permanent erosion control procedures.
How to research the permit history of your property.
Complete this application for a permit revision which is required when there are proposed changes to the project after the permit has been issued.
Information guide on using permits online and FAQ’s.
Before building anywhere near power lines, call Portland General Electric.
Options to phase division of large sites.
Submittal checklist for planned development.
Address these approval criteria if a planned development is proposed.
Information about planned development review.
Complete this application to appeal a plumbing code.
Complete this application to apply for a plumbing permit.
Complete this application to register for a Portable (A-Board) sign.
Information about residential building permits within the Portland International Airport Noise Impact Zone.
Step-by-step instructions for how to do advanced searches for permitting information on www.portlandmaps.com.
Step-by-step instructions for how to do basic searches for permitting information on www.portlandmaps.com
Step-by-step instructions for how to do advanced searches for Land Use information on www.portlandmaps.com.
Helpful information when considering garbage collection options for properties with private right-of-way access.
List of construction types that will trigger Historic Resource Review.
Application for a property line adjustment, which is the relocation of a single common property line between two abutting properties.
Information regarding the process of applying for a property line adjustment, including information specifically designed for surveyors.
If you, the applicant, are not the owner of the property listed on the deed, you will need a completed intent to demolish form signed by all property owners.
Use this handout to assist in addressing criterion A of the adjustment approval criteria.
Helpful guide for the most common types of rack storage system projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
This form is to be submitted with building permit applications for Radio Frequency sites.
Helpful guide describes information that is typically required when applying for a permit for the construction of new radio frequency transmission facilities and alterations or additions to existing ones.
Complete this application to request a fee/waiver for a records request, these are considered on a case by case basis.
Complete this form to request a refund for a permit.
RENEWAL - Type A Short-Term Accessory Rental Permit Application and Checklist for 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Structure.
When extensions are requested, it isimportant to ensure that there is adequate time to accommodate the required public review,drafting the decision, and any required hearings (including appeals) within the extended review period.
Complete this form to request research on the historical permit history of a property.
Portland City Code 24.55.100 requires that after building demolition, “all foundations that are not to be used for new construction shall be removed and all excavations filled … to a level of the adjoining grade.”
Application for projects that include three or more structures built to the Oregon Residential Specialty Code or International Residential Code and are located on a single tax lot or attached to each other.
Complete this form to request a residential inspection.
Worksheet to check off items that are affected by the work proposed when doing a residential remodel.
Report card for combination inspections.
Assistance is available in the Development Service Center/Permit Center on Thursdays from 5:00pm until 7:30pm (except holidays).
This will provide a form to sewer contractors that can be printed online. Each inspection is to have a copy of this onsite during our inspection.
Helpful guide to assist designers in applying the prescriptive lateral wall bracing provisions of 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code, in lieu of a design and calculations by a licensed engineer.
An explanation of requirements for new streets as part of a land division review.
Helpful guide for the most common types of commercial rooftop unit projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.
Provides an example of what an adjustment application looks like.
Sample of a basement conversion to living space plan.
Example of a decision for an adjustment for addition to an existing residence.
Information about the new School Construction Excise Tax (CET)
Complete this application when requesting a school construction excise tax exemption.
Approval of most land uses involving a new or expanded use or involving the creation of a new parcel requires verification that all appropriate school districts have had an opportunity to review and comment on the proposal.
Application form for annual holding tank and pumper truck inspections.
A diagram of the completed septic installation “as it was built” and a list of the materials used.
Required for all sanitation evaluation and installation applications except decommissioning.
Helpful information for locating, interpreting records, and decommissioning of old septic systems.
Septic/Cesspool Decommissioning application; If no sewer available: evaluation of test pits to determine septic system requirements, or if adding bedrooms, replacing home/dwelling, health hardships, and increase in footprint
Used to apply for installation of any new septic system, or the repair or alteration of a septic tank and/or drainfield.
A LUCS statement is required for affected land use. This form only applies to County Issued SEPTIC/Onsite Wastewater Treatment System permits and activities. Water Pollution Control Facilities (WPCF) applicants must complete DEQ’s General LUCS form.
Formal Acknowledgement letter signed by the owner of the property of the limitations on the scope of the shell permit and the potential building improvements that may be required as tenant improvements are permitted.
Temporary rule for sign code enforcement chapter 32.66.
Complete this application for a sign permit.
Sample elevation plan.
Sample site plan.
Complete this form to agree that you meet each requirement and use appropriate erosion control measures to prevent erosion and sedimentation from leaving the site of project/permit number referenced.
Information on what is required on a site plan.
Information about requirements if site is within designated potential landslide hazard area.
Information about requirements for creating lots that provide solar access required for detached single-dwelling homes.
Informational guide on stormwater management requirements.
New facitility to treat stormwater from existing impervious area.
Information about identifying and protecting streams, springs and seeps on sites that are located outside of an environmental overlay zone.
Guideline to assist the applicant in understanding the submittal requirements for plan review, and the minimum special inspections required when structural silicone is used.
Informational guide on the process to obtain a subcontractor permit.
This handout includes information regarding the process and timelines for each of the four methods of processing land use review applications.
Complete this form for commercial systems development charges.
Complete this form for residential systems development charges.
BDS has compiled information about all the City's SDC fees into one handout.
Requirements for granting a temporary certificate of occupancy.
Guide to the temporary erosion control measures.
Complete this application to register for a temporary sign.
Requirements for Townhouse Covenant For Future Easement and Maintenance Agreement
Information on what happens after the city accepts your plans.
Information about the purpose/function of tracts and easements and requirements for creating and maintaining them.
This form is being updated and is not currently available. Please contact the City of Portland Zoning Information Line (503) 823-7526 for assistance.
BDS handouts and brochures in Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian
Guide to the Manual, What rules apply and how to use the manual, Landscaping standards, Frequently Asked Questions, and etc.
This section of the manual includes the Table of Contents, what rules apply, how to use the Manual, and a Landscaping Calculations Worksheet.
This section of the manual includes Frequently Asked Questions regarding landscaping requirements, plans, permits, inspections and tree-cutting permits.
This section of the Manual outlines tree, shrub and groundcover requirements to meet the different landscaping standards of L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, P1, and T1.
This section of the Manual includes information on maintenance of plantings, tree protection requirements, and descriptions of the different plant lists.
This section of the Manual includes suggested species of trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants to meet landscaping requirements. These lists are intended to assist you in selecting plant materials, but projects are not limited to plants on the lists.
Information about tree preservation requirements for land divisions.
A guide to calculating the allowed encroachments into the required root protection zone (RPZ).
Trees 36 inches or greater in diameter proposed for removal as allowed by 11.50.040.C.1.b. requires the property owner or the property owner's representative to post a notice on the site and to send a notice to the recognized Neighborhood Association.
Portland City Code, Section 11.50.040 requires notice to remove trees 36” or greater in diameter. Notices are courtesy in nature only; they do not provide for public comment on the proposal or for appeal of the proposal to the City of Portland.
Use this template if you have already submitted the permit application
Guide summarizing the requirements for tree preservation and planting when development activity is happening on a site.
General information about Tree Review.
NEW Type A Short-Term Accessory Rental Permit Application and Checklist for 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Structure.
Type A Short-Term Accessory Rental Permit Application and Checklist for Multi-Dwelling Structure (3 units of more).
This review procedure is required for some historic resource reviews that are small in scope or impact.
Complete this application for a Type II and Type IIx LU Review decision appeal.
This form includes the legally required time line for a Type II Land Use Review procedure.
Information and form for applying for appeal fee waivers for organizations recognized by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
Type III Decision Appeal Form
This form includes the legally required time line for a Type III Land Use Review procedure.
This form includes the legally required time line for a Type IIx Land Use Review procedure.
This form includes the legally required time line for a Type IV Land Use Review procedure.
This review procedure is required for environmental resource enhancement, the simplest design reviews and the simplest land division preliminary plan reviews.
Informational database that contains some information about buildings in the City of Portland which are believed to be of unreinforced masonry construction.
Information about what uses are allowed in each base zone.
Comprehensive Plan - Vesting FAQs
Sign this form within 21 days of application date to allow submittal of new information if a Type III decision is appealed.
Zoning guide for windows on street facing facades.
Describes zoning regulations that apply to recreational vehicles and tiny houses on wheels
A zoning confirmation will verify in writing the allowed uses, development standards and regulations applicable to a specific site. Zoning confirmation letters fall into either the Tier A (general property info) or Tier B ( specific issue info) category.
Address these approval criteria for a comprehensive plan map amendment.
Application for a Zoning Map Error correction based because of mapping errors only.