How do I apply for a permit?

Building permit applications can be found by clicking on the project-specific permit. Applications can be submitted to the Building Specialist at City Hall, by email, or by completing the online application below.

Instructions for Filling Out Application Electronically

A few permits are available to fill out electronically. If downloading on a computer or mobile device, you will need to have a PDF-viewing application, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Permits not available to fill out electronically will need to be printed, filled and signed, scanned, and emailed to or uploaded in the form below.

On a Computer

  1. Click on the project-specific permit under the Permits tab
  2. Fill out the required sections
  3. Download the PDF with your changes
  4. Open with Adobe Acrobat Reader
  5. Sign electronically by clicking in the Authorized Signature field
  6. Save your changes
  7. Email us or upload in the form below

On a Mobile Device

  1. Click on the project-specific permit under the Permits tab
  2. Download the PDF
  3. Open with the Adobe Acrobat Reader app
  4. Fill out the form and sign electronically by clicking on the Pencil Icon in the lower right corner
  5. Save your changes
  6. Email us or upload in the form below

If submitting online, a complete PDF version of the permit application must be attached.

If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (503) 667-6211.

Permit payments can be made online using the City’s online payment portal. No payment is required until after your permit application has been approved by City staff.

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Electronic Permit Submission

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