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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

What online help is available in the Online Fee Estimator?

Throughout the Online Fee Estimator you’ll see lots of information on fees designed to help you get the best estimate possible.  These features are outlined below.

  • TIPS: On each page of the Online Fee Estimator, you will find a TIPS section below the numerical entry fields. These TIPS provide helpful hints on how to complete each item. 
  • Online Links: You can click online links to maps and more detailed information that will open in another browser tab or window so you don’t have to leave the Online Fee Estimator to learn more.
  • Overview Pages: For Systems Development Charges and Trade Permits have links and information containing telephone contacts, application forms, and program information on these fees and permits.
  • BDS Fee Schedules: Click here for a link to the Bureau of Development Services Fee Schedules and Tables page online. It lists all the fees charged by BDS and directed by the State of Oregon for development activity in the City of Portland.

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