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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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Info Center

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

Which Bureaus Are Involved in Permitting?

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.

Development Services Center

Find out the hours, location and services provided by the Development Services Center.

Language Translation

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.

Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Building Information

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.

Portland Online Permitting System (POPS)

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.

BDS Site Map

Comprehensive guide to our website