How to Apply For a Building Permit
To determine any other information that is required for your specific project please utilize the Permit Requirements Checklist (PDF) or see the tabs below.
To begin the permit process, complete an application and email Development Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org along with any required documents.
There are four types of permit applications issued by the City of Portland. They are as follows:
If you are a submitting a permit for a New Commercial Building you will need to use the Commercial Building Permit Application (PDF).
If you are a submitting a permit for a New Single Family Residence you will need to use the Residential Building Permit Application (PDF).
Most permits will require a review process that may take up to 48 hours to complete for most projects. New residential construction permits can take up to 5 business days to process. New commercial construction permits can take up to 10 business days to process.