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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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How to Request Public Records

For records information not accessible online, or if you want a complete copy of records we maintain, you may make requests in person, by email or via US Postal mail depending on the record type being requested. Submittal fees, material costs and staff time costs are applied to public records requests. 

The Bureau of Development Services has three primary departments that you can request public records through:

Enforcement Program

The Enforcement Program maintains records for Housing, Nuisance, Zoning, Dangerous Buildings, Work without Permit, and Home Occupation Permits.

Land Use Services Division

The Land Use Review Division maintains all records of land use review, pre-application conference, and public registry files.

Resource Records

Resource Records section maintains copies of plans for issued building, site development, and zoning permits; permit inspection cards; sign permits, and Certificates of Occupancy.