Building Services

We are open for in-person services, but provide provide most services remotely - online, by phone or via U.S. Mail. We encourage you to conduct business remotely whenever possible.

If you do visit our offices, you are required to wear a facial covering, maintain physical distancing (at least six feet of separation) and adhere to occupancy limits. You will also need to provide contact information for contact-tracing purposes.


Lobby hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Our lobby (Third floor, Suite 350) of the Public Services Building is closed to walk-in traffic on Fridays, though staff still answers phones and emails.

Most customers are doing business remotely via the Public Permitting and Services PortalElectronic Plan Review and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems. These online services are available 24 hours/day, seven days a week.


Building Services has reduced staffing due to revenue shortfalls.

Permits, inspections, reports, applications and other services
– including returning phone calls and emails – may take longer than usual.

Your patience is appreciated.

Division Manager: Andy Back  |  Building Official: Scott Linfesty

The public permit callout  Electronic Plan Review Callout Where is my property? 
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) 503-846-3699 Design Criteria Callout 


Records and history

Records and permits are retained in compliance with state archive requirements. Access records via our Public Permitting and Services Portal and Search for permits.

The following reports provide data on Building Services activity by month, totaled at year end. 

For records not found here or in the Public Permitting and Services Portal, submit an Public Records Request. It may take up to 10 business days to complete your request. If copies of documents or extensive research is required, fees may apply.