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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Plans Examiner - January Issue

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  • 2019 Residential Permit Night Schedule

    Working on a home improvement project? Building a new residence? Can’t make it to the Development Services Center during regular business hours? In 2019, the Bureau of Development Services is offering Residential Permit Night on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.

  • BDS Budget Update

    BDS Managers and Budget and Finance staff are busily working on our fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 Requested Budget and updated 5-Year Financial Plan, both due on February 4, 2019.

  • DRAC Happenings

    Do you want to make an impact on development in Portland? Read about joining the Development Review Advisory Committee.

  • BDS Surveys Update

    From September 13, through October 7, 2018, BDS conducted an online survey of customers through the services of Portland State University’s Survey Research Lab (SRL). The purpose of the survey was to gather feedback about customer experiences with BDS, including opinions regarding the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of programs and services.

  • Service Announcement for Cannabis Industry

    The City of Portland has a strong interest in encouraging entrepreneurship, supporting small businesses, and promoting the health and success of the cannabis industry.

  • Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Update on Bicycle Parking Code

    The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is working with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to update the Bicycle Parking requirements (33.266.200) for new development in Portland.

  • Follow Us Online to Receive Information on BDS Service Levels, News and Events

    Follow our handle on Facebook & Twitter: @BDSPortland | www.youtube.com/user/BDSOutreach