Building in Beaverton: Apply for Permits


Before you begin construction or make changes to your property, get approval from the city for your project to proceed. Depending on the type of project, you may need to submit applications for planning, site development and building permits. 

Prior to submitting any applications, please refer to the Getting Started page and feel free to contact the city’s Permit Center to identifydevelopment expectations and requirements.

Planning & Land Use Permits 

The Planning Division reviews development applications to determine if the proposed project complies with land use and development standards outlined in the city’s Development Code

Planning Applications, Land Use Brochures and Fees 

Note: Permit applications must be signed by the property owner(s) or by someone authorized by the property owner(s) to act as an agent on their behalf. If someone is signing as the agent of the property owner(s), that person must submit a written statement signed by the property owner(s), authorizing the person to sign the application. In addition, all applications must include complete information including necessary checklists, written reports, technical documents, etc. 

Site Development / Engineering 

The Site Development Division reviews engineering design and construction for new developments, and issues permits for sewer repair, sidewalk repair, streets cuts, and street tree removal and plantings. 

Site Development Applications / Forms

Site Development Fees


The Building Division issues building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits. This includes reviewing construction plans and conducting inspections for allowed work. 

Building Application and Fees 

Building Reports 

Application Intake Meeting 

When you have your application and supporting documents ready to submit, you may contact city staff to schedule an Application Intake Meeting.  This meeting is optional, but could be helpful in reducing review timelines, especially on large projects.  On occasion, city staff may ask an applicant for an Application Intake Meeting.

Transmittal Form

When sending information on applications and permits electronically, please be sure to use the Electronic Document Transmittal Form. If you are interested in your project being a 'pilot project' as described in Electronic Document Submittal below, please contact the applicable division.

Electronic Document Submittal

We are working toward a more regular approach to receiving electronic forms, reports, plans, and other supporting documents for applications and permits. This approach intends to reduce use of paper and printing costs as well as reduce time delays for delivery and routing of paper packages. 

Implementation of an electronic document review (EDR) and routing software is part of moving toward a paperless (or nearly paperless) process so that we may be more efficient in reviewing planning (land use) applications, site development permits and building permits. As part of getting up and running with the software we are in a 'PILOT PHASE', which means that we are interested in testing our EDR processes with new projects coming in for review. If you are interested in your project being one of these 'pilots', please contact the applicable division.

Below is a link to our DRAFT instructions for Electronic Document Submittal. It is important that submission of electronic documents follow the instructions to the fullest extent possible so that staff at the city can understand what the intent of the submittal is and so that the documents can be accurately assigned and routed for review. If you do have any questions or feedback on the instructions, please contact us so that we can be of assistance or understand if the instructions might need to change in any way.

Electronic Document Instructions - Pilot Phase DRAFT - June 2018

  1. Planning

    Phone: 503-526-2420

  2. Site Development

    Phone: 503-350-4021

  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