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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

  • DSC Hours of Operation Expanded to Mondays – All Services Available

  • Latest Edition of Plans Examiner (March/April 2014)

    A bi-monthly publication to inform the building-design and construction community about development procedures, policies, procedures and events affecting their work with the City of Portland.

  • Apply for Trade Permits Online

    Apply for electrical, mechanical, or plumbing permits that do not require plan review.

  • BDS Online Fee Estimator

    Obtain a Cost Estimate for your Residential and Commercial Projects. Start Now!

  • Land Use Notices, Hearings, Decisions & Pre-App Conference

    View public notices, hearings, pre-application conferences and other public meetings.

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    Please check our DSC Business Hours and Service Availability webpage before visiting the DSC.

Our Mission Statement

The Bureau of Development Services promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.

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BDS Service Level Updates View all »

  1. Apr 21

    DSC Hours of Operation Expanded to Mondays – All Services Available

    Development Services Center and Permitting Services Customer Advisory: Hours of Operation Expanded to Mondays – All Services Available

  2. Mar 10

    ITAP Service Level Update #2: (Public Works and Sanitation Permits)

    Service Level Impacts as City Staff Participate in Upgrade to Permitting and Case Management System

  3. Feb 21

  4. Feb 6

  5. Aug 27

Learn more about ITAP

The Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) will move the City's development review process to a paperless system. The paperless process will allow complete, online access to the City bureaus' permitting and case services. Learn more »

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