Plan Review Services Lead: Claude Kennedy
Office phone: (503) 540-2417
Plan Review Services FAX: (503) 588-6277
The purpose of plan review is to verify that the plans you are using for new or existing building construction are in compliance with City and State building codes. Plans Examiners will review your plans checking for anything that doesn't comply with the adopted codes and ordinances, make notes, and inform you of any corrections that need to be made. Once the plans have their final approval, you will be notified they’re ready to pick up and construction can begin through the issuance of a permit.
Residential Plans: As a service to our customers, the Building and Safety Division provides a Ten-Day Turnaround Guarantee Policy on first review, for plan review of qualified New One- and Two-Family Dwellings. All other non-qualifying new dwellings take longer to review due to their complexity.
One and Two Family Dwelling Structural Building Permit Application/Submittal Checklist (see Building and Safety Applications List)
Multi-Family Dwellings/Commercial Plans: Commercial projects include offices, mercantile stores, hotels, schools, clinics, churches, restaurants, etc. A commercial plan review is a very complex process and is inclusive of many departments within development services. Due to the various complexities of any given project, the Division can only provide an estimate of the review time, and only for the Building and Safety Division's review. An estimated timeframe will be given during the plans intake process.
Commercial Building Structural Permit Application/Submittal Checklist (see Building and Safety Applications List)
During the course of the construction, you will schedule inspections to be done by Field Inspectors who will verify that construction conforms to the submitted plans as approved by the Plan Review workgroup and other related sections.
Please take this opportunity to complete a one-time registration at our online Splash permit portal, if you aren't already. Splash allows you to track and monitor status of your submitted plans, from your office, on-the-go, or wherever you might be. View review comments and email your Plans Examiner directly from your permit record.