Building in Beaverton: Getting Started

Getting Started

No matter how large or small, taking on a new construction project requires pre-planning before development can begin.

Pre-Development Checklist

Knowing your property and any required or special considerations in advance is key to success. Complete a pre-development checklist before you begin to help answer some common construction questions, including:

  • Do you own the project site or do you have permission from the property owner to apply for changes?
  • Are there required pre-project approvals, such as Homeowners Association review?
  • Do you know the project site, including the location of utilities, public right-of-ways and property lines?
  • What are the zoning allowances, such as setbacks, building heights, parking, landscaping and other requirements?
  • Are there transportation impacts?
  • What other regulatory agencies (county, regional and state) need to be involved?

Contact Us 

City staff is here to provide development assistance for customers. Learn development expectations and responsibilities, as well as helpful tips such as selecting a design and construction team and more. 

Permit Center 

The Beaverton Building, fourth floor
12725 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR 97005
503-526-2493
503-526-2420

Open Counter and Phone Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except observed holidays)

Pre-Application Conference

Certain projects will require a pre-application conference to acquaint the city and involved parties with a potential application, and to acquaint the applicant with City Code, Comprehensive Plan and other requirements. A pre-application conference is informational only. It is not an approval of a proposal or an in-depth review of project components. 

Coordinating Agencies 

  1. Planning

    Phone: 503-526-2420

  2. Site Development

    Phone: 503-526-3724

  3. Building

    Phone: 503-526-2493

  4. Community Development


  5. Permit Center

    Physical Address
    The Beaverton Building, fourth floor
    12725 SW Millikan Way
    Beaverton, OR 97005

    Counter Hours (Mon-Fri)
    Front Desk
    OPEN: 7:30 am - 5 pm
    Building & Planning 
    OPEN: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Site Development
    OPEN: 8 am - 4 pm

    Building Over-the-Counter
    Plan Review Hours

    7:30 am - 9 am &
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm