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Bureau of Technology Services

Front Desk: 503-823-5198

BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 450, Portland, OR 97204

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BTS Division

Business Solutions


The TRACS application:

a) Maintains information on current and historical construction/development within the City ofPortlandincluding :

  • Current and historical building permits back to 1993.
  • Property information obtained from Multnomah County Assessment and Taxation.
  • Commercial and residential permits for new construction, alterations, and additions, including electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and sign permits.
  • Information about planning & zoning cases, including final plat and land use reviews.
  • Other records that include City Code compliance, nuisance, and violations cases.
  • Folders for other bureaus including Fire, BHCD, PDOT, Water, Parks, and BES.

b) Tracks all permit process workflow steps from application to final inspection.

Standard Service Features

  • TRACS application maintenance (patches and upgrades)
  • Creates “folders”  - individual databases specific to tracking activities tied to property or a person -   within TRACS for bureaus wishing to correlate or track specific business activities to permitting and development activities/records within the City ofPortland

Optional Service Features


Delivery Scope

  • Available to City Bureaus
  • Requires becoming TRACS Stakeholder Group (Bureau of Development Services is the Primary owner/member of TRACS)   See Business Solutions Funded Programs

Service Hours

Application availability 24x7x365 (excluding scheduled maintenance)

Standard business hours 8:00am - 5:00pm  M-F

BTS HelpDesk  7:00am - 4:30pm  M-F  503-823-5199

User Responsibilities

  • Work with the TRACS Stakeholder group on TRACS project/service requests.

Service Initiation

  • Service request must be made by a bureau authorized Technology Services liaison.
  • Consultation with Technology Business Consultant (TBC) is recommended
  • Project must be approved by the TRACS Stakeholder Group
  • Duration between request and project implementation will vary according to the nature of the request and resource availability

Service Support

Please contact the BTS HelpDesk  503-823-5199

Standard Costs

Annual rate for existing users determined by total cost pool allocation, set by TRACS Stakeholder Group.  To view Total cost pool see the BTS FY 13-14 Rates

Ongoing costs -  Varies with nature of folder/application, rates TBD by TRACS Stakeholder Group

Optional Costs

For billable projects please see the BTS FY 13-14 Rates

Service Targets

 Annual average of 99.6% uptime of the TRACS application (excluding scheduled downtime)

 Additional Information