Faster Permits

Building Permits. Simplified.

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There is no simpler building permit process.
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Permits approved since 1991

"Thank you all so much for your help and hard work. We definitely would not have been able to accomplish this project without the tireless efforts from Faster Permits. Again, THANK YOU!!! We truly appreciate the time and dedication." - Pacific NW Properties

"I personally wanted to write you and say thank you for your help on this project. You guys are 1,000,000% better than any permit expediter we have used in the past." - MHS Global

"Hiring Faster Permits to manage permitting for the PDX-Next major expansion at Portland International Airport is one of the best decisions the PACR project made this year." - Yost Grube Hall Architecture

"You continue to show why we call you “our hero”. Without your efforts we’d all be in the hurt-locker. As always, thanks for another stellar job of getting things done for us!" - TM Rippey Consulting Engineers

"You guys have been a spot of clarity and ease in a very frustrating process, and have for sure made it to the top of my recommendation list for all customers/friends/family dealing with any kind of permitting. Seriously, A+ service." - Ji T., Portland

"We are REALLY enjoying working with Faster Permits. We truly appreciate your team's responsiveness and sense of urgency! You guys are awesome!" - Green Hammer Design Build

"Thanks for all your help Team FP! You guys are fast and efficient and a pleasure to work with. I was really impressed with your office too. You got a great thing going, keep it up!" - Erik, Sunlight Solar

"We really value what you guys at Faster Permits do so efficiently and effectively." - Siteworks Design Build

"I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! You guys are absolutely on the list. Thanks for all you do to help me and my clients." - Spencer, Market Ready

"Having Faster Permits manage my permits is a LOT less painful than when I managed them myself." - Engineer, MKE and Associates

"Some praise for FP Team member Nathan Arnold. His tenacity saved the day and corrected a situation that originally looked doomed. He saved the client so much anguish and money." - Cava Architecture

"Thank you so much. We sincerely appreciate all your help and efforts on this project. We couldn’t have done it without Faster Permits!" - Pacific NW Properties

"Your guidance and advice on navigating the permit process as efficiently as possible has been a big help for us." - Crosswater Development

"THANK YOU for stepping up to the plate for me and resolving the challenges with my permit. I sincerely appreciate the efforts of your team advocating on my behalf." - Villa Home Design


Whatever stage your project is in, we can help:

I'm Just Getting Started

For many clients, our efforts begin with Due Diligence research and Project Feasibility Analysis. In these cases, we are involved very early – for instance, when a developer is looking at a piece of property and wants to know it’s development potential. We provide a detailed report on the local municipality’s codes and policies, and we work to uncover any permitting roadblocks or even potential deal-killers for a project. Perhaps the most valuable element we provide is the “permitting roadmap” that spells out precisely what is required to submit for permits and also the estimated timeline for that municipalities’ review. A developer will use this to create their development timeline, and will often then share this report with their design professionals (Architect, Designer, etc.) to begin the design process within the requirements of the local municipality.

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I'm Ready for Permits
Many clients connect with us when the permit submittal package (architectural plans, engineering, etc.) is prepared and ready to submit. Our efforts begin with a completeness review of the submittal package, ensuring that all required submittal elements are provided. We then complete all required permit application materials, and then make the submittal directly to the municipality.

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I'm Stuck
Some clients find us when they have submitted the building permit themselves, only to find that the process of managing a building permit is quite complicated. In these cases, we start by confirming the current status of the permit – discerning what’s really required to get that permit issued. We then create the roadmap for moving that permit through the required bureaus, and coordinate with the design professionals to obtain the drawings and other materials required to satisfy each bureau, ultimately resulting in an approved, issued building permit.

No matter where you are in the process, no matter what city you’re in, you’ll find that our team engages quickly and progresses rapidly. Contact us today!

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Who we are

Faster Permits is a Building Permit Management firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Our reach and experience span the entire nation and beyond. Wherever your project requires governmental reviews and approvals, we can help.

Our local, national, and global clients enjoy the benefits of our processes – perfected over nearly 32 years with hundreds of thousands of approved construction permits.


Who we serve

Whether you are an Architect, Engineer, Developer, General Contractor, Subcontractor, Government entity, Bank/Lender, Property Owner or Homeowner, you’ll find great value in connecting with our extraordinary team. You’ll be in good company too – some of the folks who have benefitted from significantly improved permitting timelines include Starbucks, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Intel, UPS, Fed-Ex, AT&T, Verizon, Nike, Adidas, Under Armor, Pepsi, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo,  Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Fossil, Aritzia, D.R. Horton, Lennar Homes and more.

What we do

Simply put, Faster Permits manages every aspect of the building permit process for commercial, industrial, and residential projects in every municipality in the United States. Since 1991, Faster Permits has moved the permitting industry well beyond “permit expediting.” With more than 100 years combined experience, the team at Faster Permits serves as “Project Manager” in the permitting realm. Our efforts typically begin early in the process with property research/due diligence and what we call “Permit Roadmapping”. With this roadmap, we coordinate directly with all required design professionals to compile the required submittal documents. For example, a project’s design will often begin with the architect’s efforts, then will continue with the structural engineer, civil engineer, geotechnical engineer, landscape architect and others. We work with all parties to ensure the drawings are coordinated into a complete and properly configured permit submittal package – one that’s ready for prime-time and customized to meet the specific requirements of the municipality. Once the permit set is ready, we complete all required application materials, make all required submittals at the municipality – ensuring plans have been routed to the correct parties for review. As each reviewing authority replies with comments/corrections, we work with the design team to interpret the codes and requirements and respond in the most complete manner possible. Once all reviews are approved, we prepare hard copies of the approved plans and the issued permit for the jobsite, and deliver.

We are often asked, “what makes you faster?” The answer: Beyond our years of experience and strong relationships with the plan reviewers, the fastest path to an issued building permit is to reduce the number of review cycles at the municipality to the greatest degree possible. Our approach to “front loading the quality” with completeness reviews prior to each submittal and resubmittal is the secret sauce.

Leading the way

Faster Permits utilizes the most advanced technology in the industry for expediting building permits. How do we know? Because we developed it ourselves! Our exclusive “Permitech Pro©” permit management tool allows us to track, manage and report the status of each required review for each permit in every jurisdiction with incredible accuracy and efficiency.

Why we do it

Faster Permits is driven by a vision to improve the pace of the construction industry by tackling one of the most challenging aspect of development – building permits. This vision has resulted in measurably improved development timelines for our local, regional, national, and global clients over the past three decades.  


Leading edge technology, superb staff training and management have proven a great formula for success, but success is not our ultimate objective. Excellence, in every area from streamlined administration to our ongoing relationships with customers and jurisdictions translates into a superior overall building permit experience for everyone.

Our goal is to deliver every issued building permit to a customer who will tell others of the simple, uncomplicated experience they had when they entrusted this responsibility to us.

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We get building permits. Faster.


2000 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 420
Portland, Oregon 97201

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