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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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Plans Examiner - March/April 2015 Issue

The Plans Examiner 2015 - March / April Issue

  • BDS Awarded DJC Newsmakers

    The Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) recognized the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) at its 2015 Newsmakers Luncheon on February 25, 2015 at the Sentinel Hotel.

  • Spring 2015 Landlord Training Program

    Plan to attend this important opportunity to receive no cost training that will help you feel more confident in your ability to screen applicants, recognize signs of illegal activity, and take action or deal with problem tenant behaviors when they arise.

  • BDS Budget & Financial Plan Update

    BDS submitted its fiscal year (FY) 2015-16 Requested Budget and updated 5-Year Financial Plan to the City Budget Office on February 2nd. These documents provide updates on our financial status and highlight our strategic direction and financial goals.

  • ITAP: What are the Components of the Future Permitting System?

    The Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) is the City’s technology initiative to move the City's development review process to a paperless system.

  • BDS Career Opportunities

    Since January 1, 2015, BDS has hired five new employees, and at the time of this article there are five additional job offers pending.

  • DRAC Happenings

    At the February DRAC meeting, members reviewed the details of BDS’s FY 2015-16 Requested Budget and approved a letter of support for the budget request.

  • Recent updates to the BDS Webpages and Informational Documents

    Residential Building Combination Inspection Record Cards, Do I need a Permit for My Project, Guide to Residential Permits and Inspections and etc.

  • Portland Parks System Development Charge (SDC) Methodology

    Portland Parks & Recreation performs required review and update of Parks System Development Charge (SDC), and is proposing changes SDC methodology.

  • Environmental Services at Work: The BES Facebook Page

    The last edition of the Plans Examiner spot-lighted the return of native Coho Salmon to one of our local urban streams as a result of watershed enhancement projects by the Bureau of Environmental Services.

  • Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS): Comprehensive Plan Update

    Find out about recent work at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) by visiting their webpage BPS News, some highlights of work on the Comprehensive Plan Update.