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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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View the Latest Edition of the Plans Examiner (June 2019)

A bi-monthly publication to inform the building-design and construction community about development procedures, policies, procedures and events affecting their work with the City of Portland.

Apply for Trade Permits Online

Apply for electrical, mechanical, or plumbing permits that do not require plan review.

BDS Online Fee Estimator

Obtain a Cost Estimate for your Residential and Commercial Projects.

Holiday Closure - Thursday, July 4 • Partial Closure - Friday, July 5

Access to BDS Permits Online for simple residential trade permits (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) will be available through our website:

Land Use Notices, Hearings, Decisions and Pre-Application Conference

View public notices, hearings, pre-application conferences and other public meetings.

Learn more about POPS

The Portland Online Permitting (POPS) program will modernize our current permitting system into an online, enhanced customer service delivery system.

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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.

Visiting the Development Services Center?

Please check the Development Services Center Business Hours and Service Availability webpage before visiting. We look forward to serving you!