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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Residential Solar Permits

You will find information on this page about installing a solar electric system or a solar water heating system on your house or accessory structure. Solar electric systems are also called solar photovoltaic systems or PV systems. 

Getting Started

If your property is located in a plan district, historic district, or conservation zone, there may be zoning regulations that determine where you can locate solar electric or solar water heating systems on your roof.

Incentives and Tax Credits

View for more information about incentives and tax credits available to Oregon homeowners.

Determine what your fees will be

If your project meets all the prescriptive requirements of the OSISC, the fee for the building permit portion will be $263.15.

Plan Review Process

Plan reviewers from the Bureau of Development Services will participate in the review of your plans.


The yellow inspection card lists all the inspections you could possibly need during your construction project, and what work needs to be done first.