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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 Inspections Frequently Asked Questions

Residential Inspections FAQs

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How Do You Determine If Your Fire Place is Properly Listed and Labeled?

What’s required? What are the health concerns with wood smoke? Why are uncertified stoves a concern? and etc.

Online Electrical Trade Permits

Can I add information to my electrical trade permit online?

Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation Locations and Requirements

When more than one smoke alarm is required to be installed within an individual dwelling unit the alarm devices shall be interconnected in such a manner that the actuation of one alarm will activate all of the alarms in the individual unit.

Backwater Valves

What is a “backwater valve” and under what circumstances should one be installed?