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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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General Information


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

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.

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.

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.