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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 - June Issue

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  • Fee Update

    The Bureau of Development Services collects fees to fund service provisions, including inspections, plan review, permit issuance, land use review, enforcement, and other bureau functions. Fees are evaluated during the annual budget development process to determine whether charges are sufficient to cover the costs of providing services.

  • Learn about POPS

    Watch a short video to see the latest news about POPS – Portland’s Online Permitting System

  • Coming Soon: Development Hub PDX

    Using Development Hub PDX, you’ll be able to apply for more permits online, schedule inspections for trade permits obtained online, update contact information, pay a variety of fees and download billing statements all from your mobile device.

  • Finding a Solution: Updates to the Bureau of Development Services Path of Escalation

    Feeling stuck? Need help getting answers about requirements for your project? As you probably know, there are many different regulations, requirements, policies or processes that can conflict depending on the type and complexity of a development project. When conflict occurs, our staff is trained to work with their co-reviewers to seek a timely resolution to prevent any undue delay to your project.

  • BDS Budget Update

    BDS’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 budget request continues to work its way through the City’s approval process.

  • Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Update

    Sewer Connections: Permits Required for Sewer Connection and Repair

  • Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

    Read news from BPS about building design, ezones in SW Portland, faith & community organizations, and the Residential Infill Project.

  • Encouraging Inclusive Design for All

    Harper’s Playground: a non-profit organization dedicated to designing and building inclusive playgrounds in Portland and beyond.

  • Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) Happenings

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

  • Connect with BDS on Social Media!

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Nextdoor, and Youtube!