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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

Business Hours & Service Availability

Hours of Operations

  • The DSC is open:
    • Tuesday thru Friday – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. CLOSED Mondays.
    • Please see listed Services (below) for service limitations within the hours of operation
  • Within the hours of operation all services are offered:

    • On a first come, first served basis
    • We encourage visitors to arrive as early as possible within the service availability timeframes
    • Please note that generally Tuesdays are the busiest day of the week  

Service Availability

  • Building Permit Application Review and Intake

    • Service Timeframe
      • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Beginning at 8:00 AM and ending at 3:00 PM
      • Friday: Beginning at 8:00 AM and ending at 12 Noon

        If your intake or review is not completed by 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Thursday or by 12:00 PM on Friday, regardless of where you are in the process, you will be required to return another business day in order to continue the process.
    • The DSC doors open at 7:30 AM for permit set-up.


  • Land Use Review Intake

    • Service Timeframe: Tuesday through Friday – Beginning at 8:00 AM and ending at 3:00 PM.
    • Generally, intake of a complete Land Use Review application requires approx. 1 hour. Please plan your visit accordingly.


  • New Single Family Construction Permit Set-up and Intake (including new construction of detached Accessory Dwelling Units)

  • General Customer Questions and Inquiries
    • Service Timeframe: Tuesday through Friday – Beginning at 8:00 AM and ending at 3:00 PM a limited number of BDS staff are available to assist walk-in customers with general questions.
    • These hours apply to customers with general questions for Planning & Zoning, Life Safety Plan Review, Engineering, Site Development, BES, PBOT and Water.


  • Trade Permits and Records Requests

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