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Development Services

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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Permit Information Search Guide

BDS staff have created two how-to search Portland Maps guides that provided step-by-step instruction on how to navigate to information available in the BDS Permit/Case Search interface. 

  • Permit Information GENERAL Search Guide - The General Search Guide provides directions on how to search by address and access data in the Permits & Zoning tab, such as activity on a particular permit/case, and how to view documents associated with permits.

  • Permit Information ADVANCED Search Guide - The Advanced Search Guide provides directions on how to find information by permit application or IVR number. This guide also shows how to create map-based views of permit records selected by permit type, date range, permit status, neighborhood association and/or other drop-down menu options, as well as how to download these results into a spreadsheet format for sorting or other purposes.