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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

More Contact Info

  • Holiday Closure - Monday, May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day) Access to simple trade permits (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) will be available on Development Hub PDX

  • COVID-19 Update for Week of May 18 - Click for Details

Our Mission Statement

The Bureau of Development Services promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.

Service Updates View all »

  1. May 18

    Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) Update

    Services for the week of May 18, 2020

  2. May 18

    Facility Permit Program (FPP) Update

    Services for the week of May 18, 2020

  3. May 18

    COVID-19 Response - Service Level Update


  4. May 12

    "Interim Review" Process Name Change to "Single PDF"

    BDS will now refer to the applicant upload process as “Single PDF” instead of “Interim Review.”

  5. Apr 22

    BDS Fee Change Update

    Prior to the spread of COVID-19, BDS had intended to propose fee changes taking effect July 1, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 and its impact on the local economy, BDS has decided not to pursue fee changes at this time.

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and information, call 503-823-7300, TTY 503-823-6868, use Oregon Relay Service: 711, come to 1900 SW 4th Ave, 5th Floor, Portland, OR 97201, or email