Resource Records section maintains copies of plans for issued building, site development, and zoning permits; permit inspection cards; sign permits, and Certificates of Occupancy.
Some permit plans / permitting documents are available online. See information and instructions on how to view digitized permit documents through the BDS website.
If you are interested in active permits, please contact Document Services for permits currently under review at (503) 823-7310, or for permits under inspection at (503) 823-7304 for commercial and (503) 823-7388 for residential.
The following steps outline how to request records from Resource Records In Person or By Mail.
Step one: Ensure you have the correct property address. If you are unsure of the correct address, please use the City of Portland web-based Portlandmaps.com to find an exact address.
Step two: Required Forms. Complete the following Forms for each address records are being requested for:
- BDS Research Records Request Form is required for all records requests.
- Uniform Public Records Request Form is required for request by mail (in addition to the Research Records Request Form) and may also be necessary for large or complex records requests.
- Copyright Release Form & Request for Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials are required for requesting records by mail or if records are being copied when visiting the DSC.
Step three: Requesting the Records. There are two ways you can request records from Resource Records:
In Person, Over-the-Counter in the Development Services Center (DSC) - please visit our DSC Hours of Operations and Service Availability webpage before visiting.
Bureau of Development Services
c/o Resource Records
1900 SW 4th Ave, Ste 5000
Portland, OR 97201
Step four: Minimum Records Request Fee.
Minimum Records Request Fee. A minimum records request fee of $15 per address being requested is required at the time of requesting records. By Mail requests will not be processed without a minimum fee .
Depending on the number, size and complexity of the records request, it may require additional time and/or fees for processing. See the Records Request Fees and Process Timeline webpage for more information on fees and process timeline.
To learn more about the Resource Records program, visit the Resource Records webpage.