The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes. BDS is committed to being the best development services agency in the country by providing the best service possible and having in place programs and services that are effective, efficient and relevant. The bureau is an integral part of development in the city of Portland. Bureau staff actively work with developers, builders, and homeowners to guide them through the development process.
Since 2009, staff have participated in the annual Bike Commute Challenge sponsored by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
1900 SW 4th Ave Ste 5000, Portland, OR 97201