I frequently get asked, as a Portland, OR based home inspector, “How do I go about Converting Basements, Attics, and Garages to living spaces in Portland, OR?”.
Well, there are some things to consider when evaluating your space. Minimum room heights, Stair requirements, Door and Window requirements, Insulation and Ventilation requirements, Flood Hazard area considerations, etc. all play a role in determining if your space can be converted.
Here is a list of links to help a home owner with their conversion:
Information and Code requirements for your Attic, Basement, or Garage conversion
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Building Permit Application, City of Portland, OR
Every remodeling process must be approved, be it mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or building. Here is a list of inspectors that can get those permits applications approved: Approved City Inspectors
If you’re done with the building/permit process and ready to get inspected, call their 24-hour inspection request line at (503) 823-7000 before 6 a.m. on the day you need the inspection. Be sure to have your permit number or IVR number (type of inspection- inspection request number) available for reference when you call. Inspection requests called in after 6 a.m. will be put on the list for the next business day.