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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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How to Write Your Appeal

The Building Code Appeal process is a relatively quick way to receive a formal response to requests for:

  • An alternative way to meet the intent of a code provision (building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing or floating structures code) when compliance with the letter of the code isn’t feasible.

  • Confirmation of an interpretation of code language from the Building Official.

If you are thinking of making an appeal, you should consult with plan reviewers or inspectors prior to submitting an appeal for assistance identifying code requirements and possible alternative solutions that could be approved. Please note there are other types of appeals that have their own processes:

          Click here to view appeal results!