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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Service Updates

Information on service level goals, review and inspection turnaround timelines and organizational changes.

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.

Bureau of Development Services Workload Measures

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Workload Measures Dashboard includes a number of graphs that provide a general picture of the Bureau’s permitting workload.

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