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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

More Contact Info

Contact Information

Environmental Services Development & Permitting Hotlines

  • Systems Development: 503-823-7761 - Questions  about sewer connections, stormwater management, and drainage reserves at the land use or building permit stage
  • Pollution Prevention Plan Review: 503-823-7122 - Questions about BES’s Source Control Manual, Fats Oils or Grease program, Extra Strength Sewer program, Industrial Pretreatment or other discharge permits, or grease interceptor and MAS field inspections
  • Nonconforming Sewer Program: 503-823-7869 - Questions about easement reviews, sewer scope evaluations, and other technical questions related to nonconforming sewers

Where to Find Us

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 5000

Portland, OR 97201

Permit Review Information

To apply for a permit or speak with BES staff in person, visit Portland’s Development Services Center (DSC) located on the first floor of the above address during the following times:

  • 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
  • 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Thursday
  • 5:00-7:30 PM - 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month BES staff are available at BDS’s Residential Permit Night

To schedule a BES permit inspection call 503-823-7000. Press 1 and enter your IVR # at the prompt to schedule for the following:

  • Stormwater management facilities (inspection code #487)
  • Grease interceptors and maintenance access structures (inspection code #587)

Who We Are

BES development staff include:

  • Planners who attend early assistance meetings and review land use applications;
  • Technical experts who review building permit plans, issue sewer connection permits, and inspect constructed stormwater facilities, grease interceptors, and monitoring access structures; and
  • Engineers who review public works permits

If you have questions for BES regarding an active development proposal, coordinate with the BES employee assigned to your project. To identify employees, search your application on Portland Maps by selecting Permits from the Advanced tab at the top of the screen.