Useful Links

 

If you’re a builder or a homeowner, starting a new project and sorting out the various requirements can seem daunting. The following links can shed some light on the permitting process in Portland and beyond. Feel free to give us a call if you need help navigating this sometimes confusing process.

GENERAL

City of Portland – Development Services – Structural Engineering

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/45185

 

 

COMMERCIAL

City of Portland Structural Design Requirements

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/187399

 

Seismic Design Requirements for Existing Buildings

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/28673

 

DOGAMI Oregon HazVu (Statewide Geohazard Viewer)

https://www.oregongeology.org/hazvu/

 

 

RESIDENTIAL 

City of Portland Structural Design Requirements

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/187401

 

Lateral Bracing Requirements for Minor Additions and Dormers in Existing 1 & 2 Family Construction

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/365961

 

Residential Seismic Strengthening

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/53562

 

Deck Design Guide

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/260368

 

 

UNREINFORCED MASONRY (URM) 

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management – URM Seismic Retrofit Project

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/66306

 

URM Building Database

http://pdx.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=a920f2a1fd2746f1a7efad1262aa1312

 

 

MISCELLANEIOUS STRUCTURES 

City of Portland Structural Design Requirements

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/505592