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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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BDS Workload Measures at a Glance

The following graphs demonstrate the increase in workload the Bureau of Development Services has experienced over the last 5 years. Customer visits to the Development Service Center, zoning hotline inquiries, and building permit activity show a steady increase, land use review applications received show an upward trend, and the enforcement workload remains steady. In the graphs below, annual workload totals are included above each grey bar. The dark blue section indicates workload in January through March, and highlights the increase in 2016. For more information on how these workload measures impact BDS service delivery see the customer and community notification “Building Permit Plan Review & Pre-issuance Service Level Updates”.

BDS Workload Measures at a Glance