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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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News about the Bureau of Development Services

Service Updates

Information on service changes, such as new business processes and holiday closures.

Upcoming Regulatory Changes

To assist customers and community members with developing project schedules and participating in public involvement activities we list upcoming changes in chronological order and show the contact information for the agency leading the project.

Design Overlay Zone Amendments

BPS and BDS are ready to put those recommendations into action with the Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) Package, which comprises three projects: DOZA Process, DOZA Tools and DOZA Administration.

Plans Examiner

A bi-monthly publication to inform the building-design and construction community about development procedures, policies, procedures and events affecting their work with the City of Portland.

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You can subscribe free and online to a selection of BDS publications such as newsletters, bulletins, seminars, and press releases.