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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

General Information


Click on the following items to learn more about the programs and services available to you.

Permits for Alternative Technology

Alternative technologies that don't meet building code requirements or haven't been tested by a code-approved agency may be submitted to the Alternative Technology Advisory Committee for review and recommendation.

Check Permit Status

Find information on the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Permit/Case Search web pages for permits and cases set up since January 1, 2000.

Building Code Appeals

The appeal process deals with issues related to the various construction codes in effect in the City and provides a review process for proposals using alternate methods and materials of construction.

Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos Information

Please note that any building-related activities, such as renovations, repairs, painting, and demolitions, may be subject to regulations governing the handling, removal and/or disposal of asbestos and lead-based paint.

Heartbleed Security Notice

A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server. is NOT affected by this vulnerability as it does not use the OpenSSL software library. Please rest assured we are dedicated to protecting your security on this website.