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The Bureau of Development Services promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes. To learn more about our services, please explore the information below.
BDS Mission, BDS Organizational Chart, Career Opportunities, BDS Operating Plan, BDS Budget & Financial Plan and etc.
Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical Permits online.
Find out the hours, location and services provided by the Development Services Center.
The City’s Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and Bureau of Technology Services (BTS) are co-sponsors of the initiative to update the City's legacy permitting and case management software system.
The City of Portland is seeking public input in developing proposals to strengthen tree preservation during development activities.
Press releases, calendar of events and publications.
The Bureau of Development Services Structural Engineering Team is responsible for the implementation of the City and State Building Code regulations for the seismic evaluation and retrofitting of new and existing buildings.
Interested in volunteering? Click on “How to Apply for Membership”
Maps, aerial photographs, and spatial information related to BDS services.
The Bureau of Development Services partners with other City bureaus throughout the development review process. These bureaus all have a role in permitting infrastructure and all have staff co-located in the Development Services Center.
Building permit and land use information
The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access to the benefits of municipal programs and services for all Portland residents, regardless of their proficiency in English.
Comprehensive guide to our website