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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

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get a permit using Permits Online?

Your permit will be created and entered into the Bureau of Development Services database as soon as you have completed the simple steps in the application process. Once fees are paid, your permit will be issued and you can schedule inspections. You will receive a copy of your permit via PDF email attachment within minutes. Please be sure your email system will accept email attachments from BDSPermitsOnline@portlandoregon.gov, or your permit may be rejected by your email server. It may also go to your Junk Email if our address is unknown to your system.