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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


Fees for Bureau of Development Services are updated periodically and adopted by the Portland City Council. Fee related services include Permits related for new and altered buildings and their properties, land use reviews, certificates and registrations, inspections and other compliance services, and fees collected for other City Bureaus.

School Construction Excise Tax

In 2007, Oregon State Legislature passed a law (SB1036) that will help Oregon school districts pay for a portion of the cost of new or expanded school facilities

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