Out of concern for the safety of the public and City staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Portland bureaus are making temporary changes and closures to our in-person customer service delivery. Many staff are teleworking to the greatest degree possible, as we continue to serve the community. For more information, see this page.
The Development Services Center at 1900 SW Fourth Avenue is closed to walk-in traffic and is accessible only by appointment. Visit our Development Services Center page for more information on how to apply and pay for permits and receive other services.
BDS offers convenient online services including Development Hub PDX where customers can apply and schedule inspections for simple trade permits and some urban forestry permits. BDS also offers a Remote Video Re-inspection service for simple on-site inspections involving minor corrections.
Bureau of Development Services 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 5000 Portland, OR 97201
The Development Services Center (1st Floor): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. — 3 p.m. Thursday Closed
General Office: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Main Line: 503-823-7300 TTY: 503-823-6868