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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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Helpful Information on Choosing a Contractor

The Bureau of Development Services reviews and inspects construction projects on private property for compliance with State Building Codes and local City Codes, such as the zoning Code. Construction contractors are commonly hired to perform work on permits issued by our Bureau, but it is up to you to find and hire the contractors. Following are links to organizations you may find helpful in searching for and selecting a contractor for your project. 

  • The United States Small Business Administration website offers tips on how to choose a contractor including specialized tips on Heating and Cooling, Energy Efficiency Projects, Home Improvement Contractors and more