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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


The Compliance Services section enforces compliance with the City codes and the State building codes. Each year BDS inspectors respond to over 10,000 inquiries pertaining to zoning, construction, dangerous buildings, noise and other violations.

Enforcement Services

Find out about the bureau's compliance services

Neighborhood Inspections Program

Enforcement of Title 29 including Nuisance (trash and debris, tall grass and weeds, disabled vehicles on private property) and Housing (property maintenance and conditions of structures) violations.

Reporting code violations

Find out about how to report a code violation to the bureau

Code violation response process

Find out how the bureau responds to a code violation.

Tall Grass and Weed Complaint Pilot Project

Submit tall grass and weed complaint online with digital photographs of the violations.

Neighborhood Mediation versus Code Enforcement

Find out how neighborhood mediation can help

Reporting After Hour Tree Complaints

Due to citywide budget cuts the Bureau of Environmental Services is no longer able to support the after hours tree violation hotline.

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