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Development Services

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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Bureau of Development Services Workload Measures

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Workload Measures Dashboard includes a number of graphs that provide a general picture of the Bureau’s permitting workload. There are two graphs that track the number of permit applications we receive weekly for New Single Family Dwellings, Residential Additions, and Residential Alterations. These are updated weekly. The dashboard also has a graph showing the weekly volume of customers accessing services at the Development Services Center, which is updated weekly. Finally, there are two charts that track preissuance turnaround times. Preissuance is the last step in the process of issuing permits that are taken in for review. The Preissuance Turnaround graph is updated monthly and shows the percentage of permit applications that meet the Bureau’s preissuance target of 3 days. The Preissuance List Status table has specific information about the number of permits currently on the preissuance list and is updated daily.