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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

Zoning/Land Use

City Planners within the Land Use Services Division guide applicants, citizens, and other governmental agencies through all phases of the development review process as they relate to zoning regulations. Zoning regulations are land use regulations and policies that implement community goals and protect community resources while guiding new development. Zoning regulations affect all new construction, most alterations, commercial occupancy changes, property line changes and most site development activity including some tree cutting and landscaping.


Zoning Information

Understand zoning, what is allowed on property and how zoning relates to permit issuance.

Early Assistance

The Land Use Services Division of the Bureau of Development Services offers several types of early assistance prior to submittal of a land use review application or permit.

Land Use Reviews

Information on specific land use review, procedures, timelines and submittal requirements.

Notices, Hearings, Decisions...

Review public notices, hearings agendas, pre-application conferences and decisions.

Other Planning Services

General information regarding planning services other than land use reviews, their fees and links to application forms.

Long Range Planning Projects

Planning Bureau Projects and Initiatives

Regulatory Improvement Requests

Browse and Submit a Regulatory Improvement Request

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