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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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Where do I turn in my application?

Application forms are located on the BDS website, but Type A accessory short-term rental permits are not available via online permitting or payment at this time.

Customers are strongly encouraged to mail complete Type A applications with check (payable to City of Portland) to:

Bureau of Development Services
Neighborhood Inspections & Compliance Services
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201

Applications with payments by credit card or cash must be submitted in person: Development Services Center (DSC), on the first floor of 1900 SW Fourth Ave. Please check our DSC Business Hours and Service Availability webpage before visiting the DSC. NOTE that the DSC service is on a first-come, first-served basis, and you may have a long wait time to submit your application.

Type B Accessory Short Term Rentals must be approved through a discretionary Type II or Type III Conditional Use land use review.  For more information on this review process, please see the BDS website: Conditional Use Review | Land Use Review Types | The City of Portland, Oregon or visit a BDS planner in the Development Services Center or phone them at (503) 823-7526 to discuss a Type B accessory short-term rental and the Land Use Conditional Use Review process.