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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

More Contact Info

  • Holiday Closure - Friday, July 3, 2020 (Independence Day [Observed]) Development Services will be closed on Friday, July 3. Access to simple trade permits (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) will be available on Development Hub PDX.

  • COVID-19 Update for Week of June 29 - Click for Details

  • Development Services is migrating to Portland.gov

Our Mission Statement

The Bureau of Development Services promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.

Service Updates View all »

  1. Jun 29

  2. Jun 16

  3. May 12

    "Interim Review" Process Name Change to "Single PDF"

    BDS will now refer to the applicant upload process as “Single PDF” instead of “Interim Review.”

  4. Apr 22

    BDS Fee Change Update

    Prior to the spread of COVID-19, BDS had intended to propose fee changes taking effect July 1, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 and its impact on the local economy, BDS has decided not to pursue fee changes at this time.

  5. Apr 1

    Building Code Appeals

    We want you to be aware of the building (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and floating structures) code appeal process.

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and information, call 503-823-7300, TTY 503-823-6868, use Oregon Relay Service: 711, come to 1900 SW 4th Ave, 5th Floor, Portland, OR 97201, or email bds@portlandoregon.gov.