Citizen Self Service

Welcome to Citizen Self Service!

The City of Portland has an online portal to make applying for permits and plans easier. Review the instructions below to make sure you are ready to begin. All building permits must be submitted online via the City of Portland’s Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal. Online submission of permit applications will help to streamline application intake and will improve transparency for the permitting process. 

Tip:  We recommend using Internet Explorer to register or submit an application. The registration process works best on a desktop or laptop computer. 

Please refer to the submission checklists and application forms listed below. Select the submission checklist that is applicable to the project and submit all required materials by following the instructions for How to Apply for a Permit through the Citizen Self Service portal. 

NOTE: As of December 19, 2018, building permit applications may be subject to impact fees. For more information on impact fees, click here