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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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Our Mission Statement

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

News & Events View all »

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  5. Jan 16

    BDS Announces Search for Volunteers to Serve on the Adjustment Committee

    The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for people interested in filling two vacancies on the City of Portland Adjustment Committee.

Service Updates View all »

  1. Apr 6

    COVID-19 Response - Service Level Update


  2. Apr 1

    Building Code Appeals

    We want you to be aware of the building (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and floating structures) code appeal process.

  3. Mar 29

  4. Mar 27

    Residential Inspections Procedures: COVID-19 Response

    Residential Inspections is putting new business practices in place during the COVID-19 health emergency to protect the health of our inspection staff and customers.

  5. Mar 2

    Updated Pedestrian District Boundaries and Classifications Take Effect March 6, 2020

    The new pedestrian classifications include changes to Pedestrian District boundaries to align with all designated “Centers” and major Transit Station Areas, as defined by Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

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