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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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Development Services Center

Development Services - 1900 SW 4th AveThe Bureau of Development Services' Development Services Center (DSC) is designed to provide you with the services and expertises you'll need to complete Portland's permitting processes. 

  • All services are offered on a first come, first served basis.
  • We encourage visitors to arrive as early as possible within the service availability timeframes
  • As you arrive in the DSC, please check in at the front counter so we can assist you in accessing the services you require.
  • We also offer appointments to be made with certain staff for a fee. Request a DSC Time Certain appointment online.

Service Availability

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday


Two-Family Permit intake

Needs a completed NSFR packet. Includes new construction of Accessory Dwelling Units.

 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

8 a.m. to
11 a.m.

Building Permit submittal, Building Permit review

If review is not completed by close of business, you will be required to return another business day to continue the process.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8 a.m. to
12 p.m.

Trade Permits, Records, Sign Permits

Purchase Simple Trade Permits online 24/7 for immediate scheduling of inspections the next business day.

Land Use Review Intake

It takes about an hour to finish the intake of a complete Land Use Review application.

General Customer Questions and Inquiries

 Interagency Partners (BES, PBOT, and Water)

Permitting Services Center (2nd Floor)

Assists with Checksheet responses, as well as pickup and drop-off of facilities permits (FPP). View our daily pre-issuance status list.

 Urban Forestry Tree Permits

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(out 12-12:30 p.m.)

8 a.m. to
12 p.m.

Residential Permit Night

Staff from BES, PBOT and Water available on first and third Thursday evenings.


5 to
7:30 p.m.

Location & Parking

1900 SW 4th Avenue, First Floor, Portland, OR 97201


We have staff to answer your permit process, land use, research and code questions. Please call the appropriate number listed below and leave a voicemail. Messages are generally returned within two business days. 

Permitting Services:
Planning and Zoning:
Plan Review: 
Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical Trade Permits:
Sign Permits:  503-823-7996
Site Development:  503-823-6892
Structural Engineering: 
Addressing:  503-823-1332
Permit Status via voicemail:
503-823-7000 (4)

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