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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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BDS Budget Update

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The Proposed City Budget was approved on May 30th and the final budget was adopted on June 21st, with an effective date of July 1st.

The approved additional 17.6 full-time positions will help the bureau improve service in many program areas. Anticipated service improvements include:

  • Improved inspection response:
    • Residential Inspections: From current 90% within 24 hours to projected 98% within 24 hours
    • Commercial Inspections: From current 96% within 24 hours to projected 98% within 24 hours
  • Budget UpdateImproved turnaround times for Land Use Review completeness checks:
    • Type I, IIx, III: from current 30 days to projected 21 days
    • Type II: from current 21 days to projected 14 days
  • Improved "days to first checksheet":
    • ResidentialBuildingCode plan review:
      • New construction: from current 17 days to projected 10-15 days
      • Additions/alteration: from current 15 days to projected 10-15 days
    • CommercialBuildingCode Plan Review:
      • New construction: from current 24 days to projected 20 days
      • Addition/alteration: from current 24 days to projected 15 days
    • Property line adjustments: From current 18 days to projected 15 days
    • Lotconfirmations: From current 16 days to 10 days 

You can find budget information and the bureau’s budget and financial plan documents on the BDS website at If you have questions about the BDS budget, please contact BDS Administrative Services Manager Denise Kleim at (503) 823-7338.