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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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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. 


Development Services Center

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

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.

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.

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.

BDS Site Map

Comprehensive guide to our website