Electronic Plan Review



Department Processes

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Permits for your new development in the City of Hillsboro may be reviewed through multiple Community Development Departments.

If you're submitting a commercial, industrial or multi-family project, your application and plans will need to be submitted electronically through our ProjectDox system. We want to help you be successful when using this system, so the following is a guide to help you through our electronic application and plan review process.

Although we work hard at having consistent processes, each department has different submittal requirements through ProjectDox.  Simply select the Department button at the bottom of this page to explore.

Electronic File Naming Requirements

Electronic file names should follow our file naming standards.  We want to make sure that your project moves along the process quickly, so please make sure that you have uploaded your project pages correctly. Please refer to the links below for specific requirements.

Submit a Complete Application Form

All Development Departments require completed applications for project application.  Specific department instructions can be found by clicking on the department buttons below for a list of available application forms and specific submittal requirements.

Upload Process

Once you have submitted your application form and you have been invited to a project in ProjectDox, you may upload your electronic files to ProjectDox. We want you to be successful with this process, so we’ve provided a few useful tips below. Please take a look at the "Uploading Your Files" page for detailed instructions.

Best Practices

We want you to enjoy using the system.  We have made a list of helpful best practices to make this a seamless experience. 

Login – Existing Users

If you are a returning user, log in to ProjectDox with your full email address and password.  If you have forgotten your password, click on the "Forgot Password" button on the ProjectDox portal page and you will be taken to a "Request Password Reset Code" page to enter your email and you will receive an email with a verification code and a link to re-set the password. 

Login – New Users

Before you can use the full functionality of the system, you need to do a few things.  The detailed instructions page will help you install the proper ProjectDox components.

Drawing File Requirements

The Drawing File Requirements  page  will provide requirements to follow so that when approved plans are printed, the approval stamp is not truncated on your drawings pages.  We have also detailed the digital file requirements for drawings and documents that will be uploaded for review.

Important Note:

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Are you ready to get to work?  Click here to be taken to the ProjectDox portal


 Building Department ProjectDox button  Planning Department ProjectDox button  Public Works Engineering Department ProjectDox button

Link to the Building Department ProjectDox page. Link to the Planning Department ProjectDox page. Link to the Public Works Engineering ProjectDox page.


Link to the Building Department ProjectDox page.  Link to the PlanningDepartment ProjectDox page.  Link to the Public Works Engineering Department ProjectDox page.

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