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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 (September/October 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.

  • Visiting the DSC?

    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.


BDS Service Level Updates View all »

  1. Aug 26

  2. Aug 6

  3. Jun 27

    Holiday Closure: Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2014

    All Bureau of Development Offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 in Observance of Independence Day. The DSC and Permitting Services close at 2:00 PM Thursdays.

  4. Jun 18

    Enforcement / Complaint Operational Changes and Priorities - June 18, 2014

    Service Level Update from the Neighborhood Inspections & Compliance Services Section

  5. May 20

    Holiday Closure: Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014

    All Bureau of Development Offices will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in Observance of Memorial Day.

Hours of Operation

General Office:

Monday through Friday

8:00 am — 5:00 pm

The Development Service Center
(1st Floor):

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

7:30 am — 3:00 pm


7:30 am — 2:00 pm

Permitting Services (2nd Floor)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

8:00 am — 3:00 pm


8:00 am — 2:00 pm

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 »