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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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The Compliance Services section enforces compliance with the City codes and the State building codes. Each year BDS inspectors respond to over 10,000 inquiries pertaining to zoning, construction, dangerous buildings and other violations.

Neighborhood Inspections Program

Enforcement of Title 29 including Nuisance (trash and debris, tall grass and weeds, disabled vehicles on private property) and Housing (property maintenance and conditions of structures) violations.

Enforcement Services

Find out about the bureau's compliance services

Reporting code violations

Find out about how to report a code violation to the bureau

Code violation response process

Find out how the bureau responds to a code violation.

Neighborhood Mediation versus Code Enforcement

Find out how neighborhood mediation can help

Reporting After Hour Tree Complaints

For suspected tree violations call (503) 823-TREE (8733) or email

Homelessness Toolkit

This web page provides information regarding homelessness issues and camping on public property and public right-of-ways. Concerns regarding camping on private property may be reported to BDS under "reporting code violations" above.

Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance # 188219

On Feb. 2, 2017 Portland City Council passed a milestone that mandates relocation assistance for involuntarily displaced tenants. Ordinance 188219 requires landlords to provide relocation assistance if they enact no-cause evictions or increase rent by 10 percent or more in a 12-month period.