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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

New Single Family Residences (NSFR)

NSFRThe Bureau of Development Services (BDS) accepts New Single Family Residential (NSFR) Projects for review through two different intake processes:

  • For one or two dwelling unit projects, you will submit your plans through the NSFR Submittal and Review Process.
  • For three or more dwelling units (designed to the residential code) on a single lot or attached to each other you will submit your plans through the Batch Process.

If you are unsure how your project should be processed, or if you have questions about the information neces-sary to submit, please call Permitting Services at 503-823-7357 or visit the Development Services Center (DSC), Tuesday-Friday 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.


Batch Submittal and Review Process - for projects of three or more units

Projects that include three or more structures built to the Oregon Residential Specialty Code or Inter-national Residential Code and are either located on a single tax lot or attached to each other are applied for through the Batch Track.

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