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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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The Plans Examiner 2012 - July/August Issue

  • Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) Update

    Software selection, digitization, moving forward and customer comments & questions

  • Increase in DSC Hours

    Beginning July 31, 2012 the Bureau of Development Services will have additional staff available to assist our permit customers in the Development Services Center (DSC) every Tuesday, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

  • BDS Budget Update

    The City Council approved Mayor Adams' FY (Fiscal Year) 2012-13 Proposed City Budget on May 30th. The Approved Budget for BDS includes the following items...

  • DRAC Happenings

    At the May DRAC meeting members discussed the DRAC Work Plan for 2012-13 and established subcommittees to work on Historic Design Review and Systems Development Charges (SDCs).

  • Green Building Corner

    On first meeting the local Portland designer Larry Cross I was struck by his friendly directness, broad smile and enthusiastic energy.

  • Changes coming in Portland's Nonconforming Sewer Program

    An estimated 4,000 residential sewer connections in the City of Portland don't comply with city code. The most common types of nonconforming sewer connections are party sewers...

  • Coming Soon - Revised Construction and Demolition Recycling Form

    The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) has revised the Pre-Construction Recycling Plan Form that general contractors or property owners receive after issuance of a building permit.

  • 2012 International Code Conference

    Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon - The Annual Conference: October 21 - 24 - Final Action Hearing: October 24-28, 201