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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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Getting Started

Registering a Building

FPP is closely vetting all buildings and projects that clients want to bring to the FPP Program. The process for registering a building takes about 1-2 weeks.

The Facility Permit Program requires a full building permit history review * and all the below referenced submittal materials.

Although a Building Registration Application has been submitted this does not mean that the building has been registered in the Facility Permit Program.

Things that may make a building INELIGIBLE for the FPP Program:

• Registering a building to do a single project.
• The building has current or open permits. (Permit application submitted or a Permit application that is “Under Review,” “Approved to Issue,” or “Issued.”)
• Unresolved/open Violation cases or Alert folders.
• Cancelled/voided permits associated with the building.
• If it is a Condominium or Apartment Building.
• Registration of one floor - it is the entire building or not at all.

In order to start the process of applying to have a building registered, please provide the following:

  1. * You will need to supply information regarding any permits that are currently under review, issued, under inspection, voided, expired, or cancelled on the building. Generally, buildings must have a clean building permit history to be eligible to register with FPP. For records research, please visit the Development Services Center.
  2. Existing Floor Plans for all floors of the building with tenants labelled clearly
  3. All addresses for 1st floor tenant spaces with street facing doors and no corridor access. Also, show all suite numbers for tenants on each floor.
  4. A Site Plan that includes a North arrow, adjacent street names, footprints of the existing structure(s), and landscaping including street trees (when applicable)
  5. A completed W-4 form
  6. Be prepared to tell us your plans for the next 12-24 months. Be detailed with what you are proposing to do in the tenant space(s) so we can identify any issues ahead of time or identify if this project is better suited for the standard CO permit process. If this is a one and done tenant improvement, FPP is not for this building.

Also, when considering whether to register a building, keep the following in mind:
• FPP building registrations are non-transferable from one owner to another.
• Because the building is registered with FPP does not mean all projects will be able to be processed through FPP. For exterior work or complex projects, some permits may still be required to go through the standard commercial permit process.

Early Assistance:

The Facility Permit Program urges applicants to reach out to us early regarding more complex projects. Call us at 503-823-5996, in many cases a consultation will be necessary.

FPP was built around developing ongoing relationships between our customer, the building owner and the assigned inspections team.  Ask us questions. Communicate with your FPP Team early and often.  We are here to help you get from Concept to Construction.