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Portland, Oregon

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Electrical Fee Worksheet for Multi-Family Buildings

Electrical Fee Worksheet for Multi-Family Buildings in accordance with OAR 918-309-0030(5)(b)

Neighborhood Contact - Information for Applicants

The intent of the Neighborhood Contact requirement is for people developing a property to informally share information and gather constructive feedback about it with people who will experience the development in the neighborhood.

Neighborhood Contact - Certification Statement

The Neighborhood Contact requirement provides a way to learn more about a proposed development before a land use review or building permit is submitted.

Neighborhood Contact Overview

The neighborhood contact process provides an opportunity for people who live, work, or otherwise pass by a development site to learn about a project before the owner submits for permits or applies for a land use review.

Modification Review

The Design Review, Historic Resource Review, Environmental Review, Pleasant Valley Resource Review and River Review processes allow certain Portland Zoning Code regulations to be altered when an accompanying Modification Review is requested.

Planned Development Review

Planned Developments are intended to allow for creative development while assuring that development will complement the existing neighborhood character.

Cannabis Industry Guide

This Cannabis Industry guide is meant to help you successfully navigate Civic Life and BDS requirements.

ADU SDC Waiver Program

Covenant Instructions with Step by Step Guidance

Updated FCC Rules for Personal Wireless Service Facility Permit Applications

In response to a recent FCC order – effective January 2019 – related to the deployment of personal wireless service facilities, BDS has created a new intake and review process for personal wireless service facility applications.

Who Can Cancel the Permit and What Do We Do with Plans?

Informational chart explaining who can cancel permits and what BDS does with plans.

Type B Accessory Short-Term Rental

This handout provides an overview of the Type B Conditional Use process and gives guidance on issues to consider before applying.

ADU SDC Covenant Form

Covenant for system development charge fee waiver for an accessory dwelling unit.

ADU SDC Waiver Program Application

The ADU SDC Waiver Program provides an incentive for property owners and developers to construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that add to housing capacity in Portland through a waiver of system development charges (SDCs) with a 10-year commitment.

Rough Proportionality for Major Public Trails Worksheet

This worksheet is intended to be used in conjunction with BDS Administrative Rule for Determination of Rough Proportionality for Major Public Trails.

Demolition Packet

Demolition Submittal Requirements and Review Process

Sample Site Plan

Information on what is required on a site plan.

Unreinforced Masonry Database (URM)

Informational database that contains some information about buildings in the City of Portland which are believed to be of unreinforced masonry construction.

Type III Land Use Review Procedure - 100-Day Timeline

A qualified project is a multi-dwelling residential building containing five or more units where 50% of residential units are affordable for a period of 60 years to households with incomes equal to or less than 60% of the median family income.

Type II Land Use Review Procedure - 100-Day Timeline

A qualified project is a multi-dwelling residential building containing five or more units where 50% of residential units are affordable for a period of 60 years to households with incomes equal to or less than 60% of the median family income.

Asbestos Survey Cover Sheet

Asbestos location(s) and type(s) within a building

Demolition Plan

Permit application for demolition

Brochure 23 - Major Residential Alterations and Additions

Each section of this Guide provides detailed information about one of the types of alteration/addition criteria listed above, along with an additional section on porches, decks, garages, and carports.

Residential Wall Bracing Guide (from the State of Oregon)

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.

Ground Floor Windows in Commercial/Mixed Use Zones

Describes requirements of street facing ground floor windows.

Development Standards in the Campus Institutional Zones

Summary of the primary uses and development standards of the campus institutional zones as shown in Chapter 33.150 of the Portland Zoning Code.

Building Length and Façade Articulation

Describes articulation of building length and façade.

Development Standards in Commercial/Mixed Use Zones

Summary of the primary uses and development standards of Commercial/Mixed Use zones as shown in Chapter 33.130 of the Portland Zoning Code.

Convenience Store Application – Zoning Requirements

Application for a zoning verification map

Convenience Store Information – Zoning Requirements

A convenience store proposing to locate in a new or existing building is subject to the regulations.

Guidelines for Occupied RVS and Tiny Homes on Wheels on Private Property

Find out the requirements for number and type of vehicles allowed, parking, sanitation, electricity and length of stay.

Determining Plane of the Building Wall

Handout describing how to determine the area of the plane of the building wall, to determine the setback requirement in the Multi-Dwelling Zones.

Acknowledgement of Exemption for Heating Facilities, Ceiling Height, and/or Room Dimensions

Acknowledgement of Exemption for Heating Facilities, Ceiling Height, and/or Room Dimensions Covenant sample used for specific exemptions in owner-built dwellings.

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Checklist

Requirements for granting a temporary certificate of occupancy.

Floor Area Ratio

A handout describing how floor area ratio is calculated.

Tree Protection – Calculating Encroachment

A guide to calculating the allowed encroachments into the required root protection zone (RPZ).

Convenience Store Implementation Program

A fillable template for a convenience store implementation program

Portland Maps Land Use Case Search Guide

Step-by-step instructions for how to do advanced searches for Land Use information on www.portlandmaps.com.

Accessory Structures Worksheet - Detached Covered Structures in Single-Dwelling & Multi-Dwelling Zones

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.

Residential Sewer Inspection Program Guide & Sewer As Built Drawing

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.

Residential Batch Intake Worksheet

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.

Tree & Landscape Manual

Guide to the Manual, What rules apply and how to use the manual, Landscaping standards, Frequently Asked Questions, and etc.

Tree Requirements in Development

Guide summarizing the requirements for tree preservation and planting when development activity is happening on a site.

Residential Permit Night Brochure

Assistance is available in the Development Service Center/Permit Center on Thursdays from 5:00pm until 7:30pm (except holidays).

Eaves and Exterior Wall Protection - Handout

Summarizes Building Code requirements for fire protection based on distance to property lines.

Owner Doing Work Form

Information Notice to Owners About Construction Responsibilities (Owner doing Work form)

Portland Maps General Search Guide

Step-by-step instructions for how to do basic searches for permitting information on www.portlandmaps.com

Portland Maps Advanced Search Guide

Step-by-step instructions for how to do advanced searches for permitting information on www.portlandmaps.com.

Zoning Allowances for Recreational Vehicles (Tiny Houses on Wheels)

Describes zoning regulations that apply to recreational vehicles and tiny houses on wheels

Length of Street-Facing Garage Wall

Describes how the length of the street-facing garage wall is measured.

Translated Handouts and Brochures

BDS handouts and brochures in Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian

Certificate of Compliance for Design and Historic Resource Review Approvals

Land Use Services staff will review the permit drawings for compliance with the Design/Historic Resource Review decision.

Accessory Short Term Rental (ASTR): Required PBOT Transportation Analysis for (Type B) ASTRs

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.

Type A Accessory Short-Term Rental (ASTR) - 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Structure - Permit Application & Checklist - NEW

Type A Short-Term Accessory Rental Permit Application and Checklist for 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Structure.

Type A Accessory Short-Term Rental (ASTR) - 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Structure - Permit Application & Checklist - RENEWAL

Type A Short-Term Accessory Rental Permit Application and Checklist for 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Structure.

Customer Guide to Quick & Easy Residential Inspections

New Users of the IVR System, Scheduling and Cancelling Inspections, Unscheduled Inspections and etc.

Customer Guide to Quick & Easy Commercial Inspections

New Users of the IVR System, Scheduling and Cancelling Inspections, Unscheduled Inspections and etc.

Adjustment Application Packet

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.

Residential Agreement for Basement Fill & Compaction

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.”

Affordable Housing Construction Excise Tax Exemption Application

This application is to be completed and signed by the property owner when requesting an exemption.

Expedited Land Division Acknowledgement

An expedited land division provides an alternative procedure for land division applications.

Vesting FAQ’s

Comprehensive Plan - Vesting FAQs

Intake Waiver for Development Services Center

Intake Waiver for Development Services Center

Request for Extension of 120-Day Review Period

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.

Tree Removal of Large Trees - Notification Self Certification Form

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.

Tree Removal of Large Trees - On Site Posted Notice

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.

Tree Removal of Large Trees - Suggested Language for Neighborhood Notice

Use this template if you have already submitted the permit application

Life Safety Completeness Checklist (WORD Fillable)

Life Safety Completeness Checklist for Commercial Building Permit

Type A Accessory Short-Term Rental (ASTR) - Multi-Dwelling Structure (3 units of more) - Permit Application & Checklist

Type A Short-Term Accessory Rental Permit Application and Checklist for Multi-Dwelling Structure (3 units of more).

Medical Gas System Installer Performance Testing Record

Document used to record test results performed by credentialed medical gas installers.

Septic - Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS)

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.

Sign Permit Sample Site Plan

Sample site plan.

Sign Permit Sample Elevation

Sample elevation plan.

Shell Permit Acknowledgement Statement

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.

Septic - As-Built and Material List

A diagram of the completed septic installation “as it was built” and a list of the materials used.

Residential Fixtures Worksheet for Additions or Remodeling

Worksheet to check off items that are affected by the work proposed when doing a residential remodel.

New Single Family Residential Minimum Submittal Checklist and Sample Site Plan

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.

Projects that Require Historic Resource Review in Residential Zones

List of construction types that will trigger Historic Resource Review.

Historic Resources Review - Approval Criteria Chart

Helpful chart that shows the approval criteria for a historic resources review.

Type Ix 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.

Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) - Fee Paid Contractor Research Request

Request form for researching a contractor.

Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) Permit Application - Fillable

Complete this application to apply for a FIR permit.

Septic - Decommissioning Brochure

Helpful information for locating, interpreting records, and decommissioning of old septic systems.

Septic - Authorizing Representative

Required for all sanitation evaluation and installation applications except decommissioning.

Sample Floor Plan

Sample of a basement conversion to living space plan.

Historic Resource Review - Approval Criteria of Zoning Code Section 33.846.060.G

Criteria to be approved for a historic resource review.

Historic Resource Review Guide for Projects in Residential Zones

What projects require Historic Design Review, process, application requirements and approval criteria

Permit Revision Application and Submittal Requirements (Fillable)

Complete this application for a permit revision which is required when there are proposed changes to the project after the permit has been issued.

Landslide Hazard Study

The landslide hazard study is needed when any part of your site is identified on the city’s potential landslide hazard areas map.

Development Services Center (DSC) Appointment Application

Complete this application to apply for an appointment in the Development Services Center.

Electrical Master Permit Registration (Update)

Complete this form to to update your electrical master permit.

Electrical Master Permit Registration (Application)

Complete this application to apply for an electrical master permit.

Metal Buildings - Permit and Submittal Requirements

Helpful document that provides the information and guidance about the special submittal requirements for metal buildings.

Dormer Additions - Lateral Bracing for Minor Additions and Dormers

Defines what additions are considered “minor”. Additions will include all work that was not part of the structure as originally built.

Septic - Evaluation Application

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

Brochure 12 - Residential Seismic Strengthening - Methods to Reduce Potential Earthquake Damage

Helpful guide provides strengthening methods to reduce the likelihood of your home being severely damaged by displacement of foundation or cripple walls.

Energy Improvements Work for Your Project

How to Make Energy Improvements Work for Your Project

Checklist and Submittal Requirements for Prescriptive Installations of Solar Photovoltaic in accordance with Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Solar Water Heating Systems

Checklist and Submittal Requirements for Prescriptive Installations of Solar Photovoltaic in accordance with Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code (OSISC) and Solar Water Heating Systems

Online Permit - Add Fixtures To Existing Online Permits

Instructions on how to add fixtures to an existing online permit.

PGE - Clearance of buildings from wires, conductors, & cables

Before building anywhere near power lines, call Portland General Electric.

Permits Online User Guide

Information guide on using permits online and FAQ’s.

Erosion Concerns Sign (11" X 17")

Sign and Title 10 requirements for the notifications of erosion concerns.

Non-Residential Stormwater Permit Requirements

Helpful document that gives all the requirements needed to apply for a Non-residential stormwater permit.

Record Request Reduced Fee/Waiver Application - 08/02/10

Complete this application to request a fee/waiver for a records request, these are considered on a case by case basis.

Research Request Form

Complete this form to request research on the historical permit history of a property.

Residential Fee Paid Inspection Request

Complete this form to request a residential inspection.

Brochure 3a - Deck Design Guide

Helpful guide to ensure your deck is designed correctly so you can pass inspections.

Original Art Murals Permit Application

Complete this application to apply for an Original Art Mural permit.

Stormwater Management Requirements

Informational guide on stormwater management requirements.

Copyright Release and FAQs

Form and frequently asked questions.

Copyrighted Materials - Request for Reproduction and FAQs

Form and frequently asked questions regarding copyright materials.

Land Division Approval Criteria - Multi-Dwelling Zones (R2, R2, R1, RH and IR Zone)

A complete list of land division approval criteria that may apply in the multi-dwelling zones.

Land Division Approval Criteria - Rights-of-Way, Chapter 33.654

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.

Land Division Approval Criteria - Open Space, Commercial, Employment and Industrial Zones (OS, C, E and I Zones)

A complete list of land division approval criteria that may apply in the OS, C, E and I zones.

Land Division Approval Criteria - Single-Dwelling Zones (RF, R20, R10, R7, R5, and R2.5 Zone)

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.

Housing on Narrow Lots

Information describing additional development standards that apply to proposed new residential lots that do not meet minimum lot width dimensions.

Flag Lot Regulations

Learn under which circumstances a flag lot may be created.

Process Management Major Projects Group Process

Helpful guide to understand the process of MPG projects.

Process Management Complete Submittal Intake Process

Helpful guide to increase efficiency and prevent delays with our customers who have been assigned a development Liaison.

Process Management intake checklist, E-PLANS

Checklist for e-plans intake

Process Management Major Projects Group Application

Complete this application to be considered for the MPG program.

Minor Mechanical Label Application

Complete this application to apply for minor Mechanical labels.

Commercial Reroof Permit/Inspection Program Contractor Registration and Agreement Form

The City of Portland and the Associated Roofing Contractors have jointly developed a reroof permit and inspection program

Maintaining Portland's Safety and Livability

An overview of Compliance Services, Neighborhood Inspections, and Site Development Sections

Electrical Renewable Energy Permit Application

Complete this application to apply for an electrical renewable energy permit.

Brochure 32 - Commercial Food Establishments

Helpful guideline for building permits and submittals associated with commercial food establishments.

Portland International Airport Noise Impact Overlay Zone

Information about residential building permits within the Portland International Airport Noise Impact Zone.

High Efficiency Interior Lighting Systems Form and Moisture Sensitive Wood Framing Moisture Content Form

Consent form stating you are aware of the moisture content requirement of ORSC and have taken steps to meet this code requirements.

Alternative Technology Advisory Committee Application

Complete this application for an alternative technology advisory committee to review requests submitted by applicants.

Energy Efficiency Additional Measures Requirements

Requirements for energy efficiency additional measures, ORSC Table N1101.3, ORSC Table N1101.2

Certification of Stormwater Service

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.

Brochure 33 - Signs: Portable and Temporary

Overview of portable and temporary sign regulations.

Windows on Street-Facing Façades

Zoning guide for windows on street facing facades.

Disclaimer for Existing On-site Sewage Disposal System

Scopes the rights and obligations for existing on-site sewage disposal systems.

New Single Family Residential (NSFR) Application Packet (Fillable)

Complete this application when applying for a new single family residential project.

Brochure 5 - Applying for a New Single Family Residential Project and Sample Fees

Guideline for the review process of NSFR and batch projects.

School Construction Excise Tax Exemption Application

Complete this application when requesting a school construction excise tax exemption.

Refund Request Form - For Permits Only

Complete this form to request a refund for a permit.

School Construction Excise Tax (CET) Facts

Information about the new School Construction Excise Tax (CET)

Townhouse Covenant For Future Easement and Maintenance Agreement

Requirements for Townhouse Covenant For Future Easement and Maintenance Agreement

Building Address Application

Application for the following: address change, additional building address is to be assigned, or when additional information is needed to verify a building address.

Stormwater Retrofits

New facitility to treat stormwater from existing impervious area.

Systems Development Charges (SDCs)

BDS has compiled information about all the City's SDC fees into one handout.

Fire and Life Safety Summary (FLSS)

A checklist of how to produce a Fire and LIfe Safety Summary for buildings with complex fire and life safety systems.

Permit Research

How to research the permit history of your property.

Brochure 7 - Broken Sewer and Drain Lines

Information on common signs and locations of a leak, and who is responsible to fix it.

Brochure 11 - Residential Structures and Landscaping in Wildfire Hazard Areas

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.

Limited Structural Engineering Plan Review For Single Family Dwellings

Complete this form to request a limited structural engineering plan review.

Brochure 31 - Vending Carts on Private Property

Outlines building and zoning code requirements.

Application for Historic Demolition Delay or Removing a Structure from the Portland Historic Resources Inventory (HRI)

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.

Getting Deed Information from Multnomah County

Instructions for obtaining deed information that may be required to establish a property as a lot of record.

Structural Silicone, Plan Review Submittal and Special Inspections Requirements

Guideline to assist the applicant in understanding the submittal requirements for plan review, and the minimum special inspections required when structural silicone is used.

Building Code Summary Worksheet (Fillable in MS WORD)

Worksheet that describes building code summary plans and includes a code check worksheet.

Greenway Review Submittal Checklist

Use this checklist to prepare Greenway Review applications.

Deferred Submittal Requirements and Application (Fillable)

Application and requirements to ensure you have all necessary documents for a deferred submittal.

Brochure 21 - Basic Housing Requirements

Top 25 basic requirements for housing units.

Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) - Program Registration and Agreement

Document serves as the participant agreement, identifies the responsible party, and identifies the accounts payable representative.

Early Assistance Options - Land Use Services

Sumarizes different types of land use Early Assistance.

Early Assistance Application

Application for all types of formal Early Assistance including Design Advice Requests, Pre-Application Conferences and Early Assistance Appointments.

Property Owner's Intent to Demolish Acknowledgement Statement

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.

Parking Standards for Houses and Duplexes

Informational guide on parking standards for houses and duplexes.

Base Zone Design Standards (BZDs)

Information regarding specific design standards for houses, attached houses, and duplexes that related to main entrances, street facing facades and garages.

Brochure 30 - Change of Use or Occupancy

Outlines building code requirements for change of occupancy

Use Categories

Information about what uses are allowed in each base zone.

Checksheet Response Application

Checksheet to submit response for changes, revisions, or corrections on plans.

Zoning Map Error Correction Request Form

Application for a Zoning Map Error correction based because of mapping errors only.

Lot Consolidations

Information about Lot Consolidations.

Base Zones and Overlay Zones

Guide to zoning map symbols.

Tree & Landscape Manual - Section 4 - Maintenance, Irrigation, Protection, etc.

This section of the Manual includes information on maintenance of plantings, tree protection requirements, and descriptions of the different plant lists.

Tree & Landscape Manual - Section 3 - Landscaping Standards L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 and P1

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.

Tree & Landscape Manual - Section 2 - Frequently Asked Questions

This section of the manual includes Frequently Asked Questions regarding landscaping requirements, plans, permits, inspections and tree-cutting permits.

Tree & Landscape Manual - Section 1 - Landscaping Regulations and How to Apply Them

This section of the manual includes the Table of Contents, what rules apply, how to use the Manual, and a Landscaping Calculations Worksheet.

Building Move Application

Use this when you are moving a structure to and/or from a City of Portland property.

Type III Land Use Review Appeal Fee Waiver Request for Organizations

Information and form for applying for appeal fee waivers for organizations recognized by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

Type II and Type IIx Land Use Review Decision Appeal Application

Complete this application for a Type II and Type IIx LU Review decision appeal.

Inspection Request System (IVR) Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s for requesting inspections using IVR.

Simple Site Erosion Control Requirements Form

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.

Residential Inspection Record Card

Report card for combination inspections.

Subcontractor Permit Information Process

Informational guide on the process to obtain a subcontractor permit.

Sample Adjustment Application Packet

Provides an example of what an adjustment application looks like.

Purpose Statements of the Single Dwelling Zones

Use this handout to assist in addressing criterion A of the adjustment approval criteria.

Environmental Plan Check

Submittal requirements for environmental plan check.

Environmental Zones - Plan Check or Environmental Review

Find out if a land use review (Environmental Review) or a plan check (Environmental Plan Check) will be required.

Life Safety Preliminary Meeting Request Packet

Complete this packet when requesting a Life Safety Preliminary Meeting.

Erosion Control Manual

Technical guidance for temporary and permanent erosion prevention, sediment control, and control of other development activities that can cause pollution during construction process.

Home Occupation Permit Requirements and Application

This may be required if you want to run a business out of your home.

Brochure 1 - Guide to Residential Permits and Inspections

Information on who, what, where, when and why you need a permit.

Temporary Erosion Control Measures

Guide to the temporary erosion control measures.

Permanent Erosion Control Measures

Helpful guide to permanent erosion control procedures.

Home Occupations Handout

Guide to home occupation, uses and permit procedures.

Sign Code Enforcement (Temporary Rule)

Temporary rule for sign code enforcement chapter 32.66.

Temporary Sign Registration Application

Complete this application to register for a temporary sign.

Portable (A-Board) Sign Registration Application

Complete this application to register for a Portable (A-Board) sign.

Facility Permit Program - Electrical Contractor Verification Form

Form to verify your electrical contractor is Licensed.

Facility Permit Program - Application to install/remove Tanks, Cylinders & Equipment

Complete this application for a hazardous materials permit.

Facility Permit Program - Application for Permit to install Sprinkler System

Complete this application for a sprinkler system permit.

Facility Permit Program - Application for Permit to install Fixed System

Complete this application for a permit to install fixed systems.

Facility Permit Program - Application for Permit to install Fire Alarm System

Complete this application for a permit to install a fire alarm system.

How to Update Your Plan in Response to a Checksheet

Helpful guide on exactly how to update your plans in response to a checksheet, as well as FAQ’S.

Brochure 4 - Wood Stoves, Fireplace Inserts and Chimneys

Information on types of wood burning equipment, and a guide to help safely install them to prevent fires and injuries.

Brochure 10 - Windows

Information about permit and code requirements for window installation.

Brochure 8 - Stairs

Code requirements for new residential stairs.

Brochure 6 - What Plans Do I Need for a Building Permit?

Guideline on what plans are required to receive a residential building permit.

Brochure 3 - Fences, Decks and Outdoor Projects

Information related to fences, decks and outdoor projects.

Brochure 9 - Converting Attics, Basements and Garages to Living Space - Residential

Helpful guide with special building code standards for converting an attic, basement or garage to living space in an existing house or duplex.

Septic - Annual Inspection & Pumper Truck Application

Application form for annual holding tank and pumper truck inspections.

Sign Permit Application

Complete this application for a sign permit.

Plumbing Permit Application

Complete this application to apply for a plumbing permit.

Mechanical Permit Application

Complete this application to apply for a mechanical permit.

Septic - Installation Permit Application

Used to apply for installation of any new septic system, or the repair or alteration of a septic tank and/or drainfield.

Electrical Permit Application

Complete this application to apply for an electrical permit.

Building Permit Application for Building, Site Development and Zoning Permits

Used to apply for all building, site development and zoning permits.

Facility Permit Program - Facility Permit Plan Registration Application

Registration criteria, as well as the application to register for the facilities permit program.

Facility Permit Program

Helpful Information on advantages of the Facility Permit Program.

Rooftop Units - Mechanical Submittal Guidelines - 5/4/05

Helpful guide for the most common types of commercial rooftop unit projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Interior Remodel - Submittal Guidelines

Helpful guide for the most common types of residential interior remodel projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Rack Storage Systems - Submittal Guidelines

Helpful guide for the most common types of rack storage system projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Manufactured Dwellings on Individual Lot - Submittal Requirements

Helpful guide for the most common types of projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

HVAC Systems - Mechanical Submittal Guidelines

Helpful guide for the most common types of HVAC projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Hoods Mechanical - Submittal Guidelines

Helpful guide for the most common types of commercial hood projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Garages and Sheds - Submittal Requirements

Helpful guide for the most common types of garage and shed projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Dormer and Second Floor Additions - Submittal Requirements

Helpful guide for the most common types of dormer and second floor addition projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Decks - Submittal Guidelines

Helpful guide for the most common types of deck projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Conversion to Habitable Space - Submittal Requirements

Helpful guide for the most common types of conversion to living space projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Commercial - Major Interior Alterations Submittal Requirements

Helpful guide for the most common types of major commercial alteration projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Commercial - Minor Interior Alterations Submittal Requirements

Helpful guide for the most common types of minor commercial alteration projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Commercial - New Construction, Additions, Alterations with Exterior Work or Structural Changes - Submittal Requirements

Helpful guide for the most common types of commercial addition and alteration projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Accessory Dwelling Unit - Submittal Requirements

Helpful guide for the most common types of accessory dwelling unit projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

Additions - Submittal Requirements

Helpful guide for the most common types of residential addition projects submitted, to ensure applications are complete and ready for review.

System Development Charge (SDC) Form, Residential Projects

Complete this form for residential systems development charges.

System Development Charge (SDC) Form, Commercial Projects

Complete this form for commercial systems development charges.

Tracking Your Building Permit Application and Understanding Your Status Report

Information on what happens after the city accepts your plans.

Brochure 2 - Do I Need a Permit for My Project?

General information on the types of work that require a permit, and those that don’t.

Lot Confirmation Request

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.

Development Standards in Single-Dwelling Zones

Summary of the primary uses and development standards of the Single-Dwelling Zones as shown in Chapter 33.110 of the Portland Zoning Code.

Development Standards in Multi-Dwelling Zones

Summary of the primary uses and development standards of the Multi-Dwelling Zones as shown in Chapter 33.120 of the Portland Zoning Code.

Development Standards in Employment and Industrial Zones

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.

Zoning Confirmation Request

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.

Land Division Application Requirements

Submittal checklist for all land divisions.

Property Line Adjustment Information

Information regarding the process of applying for a property line adjustment, including information specifically designed for surveyors.

Property Line Adjustment Application

Application for a property line adjustment, which is the relocation of a single common property line between two abutting properties.

Nonconforming Development Upgrades Option 2 Application

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.

Documenting a Nonconforming Situation Information - 11/08/07

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.

Documenting a Nonconforming Situation Application - 11/08/07

Information on documenting a nonconforming use or residential density.

Bicycle Parking and Signage Requirements Form

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.

Conditional Use - Approval Criteria for Specified Uses in Industrial Zones

Approval criteria for Retail sales and service, office, Commercial outdoor recreation, Commercial parking facilities, Community service and Daycare uses.

Sample Type II Adjustment Decision

Example of a decision for an adjustment for addition to an existing residence.

Example of Environmental Review Application

Sample document is provided as an example intended to help guide applicants in preparing a Type II Environmental Review application.

Environmental Review - Submittal Checklist

Use this checklist to prepare Environmental Review applications.

Inspection Request IVR Reference Sheet

Reference sheet that gives the different codes to use when calling the IVR line.

Instructions for Requesting an Inspection Using IVR

Step-by-step instructions on how to request an inspection using IVR.

School District Review - 11/18/02

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.

Fire District Review

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.

Certification of Water Service

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.

Certification of Public Sanitary Sewer Service

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.

Tree Review Information

General information about Tree Review.

Tree Preservation on Your Land Division Site

Information about tree preservation requirements for land divisions.

Tracts and Easements

Information about the purpose/function of tracts and easements and requirements for creating and maintaining them.

Streams, Springs, Seeps and Wetlands

Information about identifying and protecting streams, springs, seeps and wetlands on sites that are located outside of an environmental overlay zone.

Solar Access Regulations

Information about requirements for creating lots that provide solar access required for detached single-dwelling homes.

Sites in Potential Landslide Hazard Areas

Information about requirements if site is within designated potential landslide hazard area.

Rights of Way Regulations

An explanation of requirements for new streets as part of a land division review.

Private Street Garbage Collection Requirements

Helpful information when considering garbage collection options for properties with private right-of-way access.

Phased Land Divisions & Staged Final Plats

Options to phase division of large sites.

Options for Land Division in the "a" Overlay Zone

Options are available to create smaller lots and/or use different housing types in the "a" overlay zone.

Lot Dimensions in Commercial, Employment and Industrial Zones

An explanation of lot size standards and how lots are measured.

Flood Hazard Areas

Information about land division requirements for sites that have the potential of flooding.

Density and Lot Dimension in Single-Dwelling Zones

Explanation of how density (allowed number of residential units) is calculated on a site and how lots are measured.

Density and Lot Dimension in Multi-Dwelling Zones

Explanation of how density (allowed number of residential units) is calculated on a site and how lots are measured.

Amending Land Division Decision

Process for changing an approved land division.

Overview of the Land Division Process

Summary of process and review requirements for dividing land.

Final Plats Information

Information about submittal requirements and process for finalizing a land division that has received tentative approval.

Tree & Landscape Manual - Section 5 - Plant Materials and Suggested 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.

Environmental Review - Information for Environmental Review Applications

Detailed information about the steps involved with applying for an Environmental Review.

Design Review Application Process

General information about design review .

Conditional Use - Approval Criteria for Radio Frequency Transmission Facilities

Approval criteria for radio frequency transmission facilities, chapter 33.274.

Conditional Use - Master Plan Supplemental Checklist

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.

Adjustment Approval Criteria

Address approval criteria with your adjustment application.

Building Code Appeal Application

Complete this application to appeal a building code.

Applicant Paid Overtime Form

Complete this form to request a review group to review a project earlier than the projected due date.

Electrical Code Appeal Application

Complete this application to apply for an electrical code appeal.

Mechanical Code Appeal Application

Complete this application to apply for a mechanical code appeal.

Plumbing Code Appeal Application

Complete this application to appeal a plumbing code.

Radio Frequency Transmission Facilities - Registration Form

This form is to be submitted with building permit applications for Radio Frequency sites.

Type IV Land Use Review Procedure

This form includes the legally required time line for a Type IV Land Use Review procedure.

Type IIx Land Use Review Procedure

This form includes the legally required time line for a Type IIx Land Use Review procedure.

Final Plat Application

Complete this application to apply for your final plat.

Type I Land Use Review Procedure

This review procedure is required for some historic resource reviews that are small in scope or impact.

Land Use Review Application Checklist

This checklist is for use by applicants to prepare and submit a land use review.

Summary of all Land Use Review Procedure Types

This handout includes information regarding the process and timelines for each of the four methods of processing land use review applications.

Type II Land Use Review Procedure

This form includes the legally required time line for a Type II Land Use Review procedure.

Land Use Review Application - FILLABLE -

Complete this application form to apply for all land use reviews.

Type III Land Use Review Procedure

This form includes the legally required time line for a Type III Land Use Review procedure.

Waiver of a Right to Decision within 120 days

Sign this form within 21 days of application date to allow submittal of new information if a Type III decision is appealed.