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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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News & Events

News about the Bureau of Development Services

Plans Examiner

A bi-monthly publication to inform the building-design and construction community about development procedures, policies, procedures and events affecting their work with the City of Portland.

Design Overlay Zone Amendments

BPS and BDS are ready to put those recommendations into action with the Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) Package, which comprises three projects: DOZA Process, DOZA Tools and DOZA Administration.

Metro Reports

Metro permit reports are produced on a weekly or monthly basis and include listings of all building permits applied for and all building permits issued by the Bureau of Development Services.

Subscriber Services

You can subscribe free and online to a selection of BDS publications such as newsletters, bulletins, seminars, and press releases.