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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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Need to speak to a BDS employee right away? Call the Bureau of Development Services main line at 503-823-7300 during regular business hours.

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Contact Information

BDS Department Phone number
General Information (503) 823-7300
Addressing Property (Voicemail) (503) 823-1332
Building Code and Electronic Messaging (503) 823-1456
Planning & Zoning (503) 823-7526
Permit Plan Check Status (Voicemail) (503) 823-7357
Plan Review Status (503) 823-7300, then dial 4
Trade Permits Over-the-Counter (Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical) (503) 823-7363
Sign Permits (503) 823-7996
Inspection Requests (503) 823-7000
Commercial Electrical Inspections Inspector Area Map (503) 823-7304
Commercial Mechanical Inspections Inspector Area Map (503) 823-7303
Commercial Plumbing Inspections Inspector Area Map (503) 823-7302
Commercial Structural Inspections Inspector Area Map (503) 823-7303
1 and 2 Family Residential Inspections Inspector Area Map (503) 823-7388
Facility Permit Program (503) 823-5996
Special Inspections (503) 823-7663
Residential Inspections Inspector Area Map (503) 823-7388
Planning and Zoning (503) 823-7526
Land Use Services Requests (503) 823-7617
Records Requests (503) 823-7660
Director's Office (503) 823-7308
Accounting/Billing (503) 823-7354

Property Compliance

Complaints, Reports and Enforcement Questions  
To report construction without permits (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Erosion Control Hotline (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Housing and Nuisance Complaints (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Noise Complaints (Office of Civic & Community Life) (503) 823-7350
Zoning Violation Complaints (503) 823-CODE (2633)

You can also contact the City and County Information and Referral telephone line at 503-823-4000 from Monday through Friday, 8 to 5 p.m.