1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Please note: The BDS Permits Online website will be unavailable on Friday morning,
Please see our Service Level Update regarding required PCI Compliance changes for the City (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/543077). After the upgrades are complete, the BDS Permits Online website will require you have your credit card information available. For the most part the website operation will be consistent with your previous experience. Below is a brief overview of the steps for purchasing a permit through the website:
These changes are being implemented to make sure we can offer a most secure website experience. Thank you for your patience as we complete this update.
Once you have purchased your permit and used the IVR system to schedule an inspection, view daily Residential Inspection Route Slips for your 2-hour window of inspection.
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The Bureau of Development Services, which is located at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201, issues building permits, performs land use reviews, and promotes compliance with the zoning codes and the state-adopted construction codes.
The permitting and inspection services provided by the Bureau of Development Services encompass the entire City of Portland and some unincorporated pockets of Multnomah County. Note that other cities such as Oregon City, Milwaukie, Estacada, Gresham, and Lake Oswego as well as other counties such as Clackamas County and Washington County issue their own permits.
To view a complete list of permits applied for on a property since January 2000, please use our Permit Search tool. To obtain information on permits applied for prior to January 2000, please visit the Development Services Center.