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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Signs & Other Permits

Permits related to sign installation, zoning and running a business out of your home.

Tree Permits/Questions

A permit from either Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry or the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) may be required to do tree work, including planting, pruning, or removing trees within the City of Portland.

Home Occupation Permits

Permit and enforcement standards for home occupation permits.

Adult Foster Care

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) performs electrical and housing inspections in conjunction with Multnomah County's Adult Care Home Program (ACHP).