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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Transportation System Development Charges

Are you applying for, or planning to apply for, a building permit (or any other City approval) for development in the City of Portland?  If the answer is yes, the information about Transportation System Development Charges (TSDCs) and the City's development review process will be of interest to you.

The City of Portland first adopted a Citywide System Development Charge for Transportation by Ordinance 171301, effective July 18, 1997.   System Development Charges for transportation, sewers, or other infrastructure are authorized by ORS 223.297 - 223.314.

The City of Portland also has two TSDC Overlays: North Macadam and the Innovation Quadrant.  Development within either Overlay pays both the Overlay TSDC and the Citywide TSDC.

This website provides answers to frequently asked questions about TSDCs.  We tried to make it as reader-friendly as possible, but if we have inadvertently said anything that is not consistent with Portland's code and administrative rules, the code and rules will prevail.

Transportation System Development Charges (TSDCs) from JLA Involve on Vimeo.


For More Information

Please contact Richard Eisenhauer at (503) 823-6108, or David Nassif at (503) 823-5586 with the Portland Bureau of Transportation if you have TSDC questions or comments.


TSDC Annual Report

2019 TSDC Annual Report (January 2018 to June 2019)

Online Fee Estimator

The Online Fee Estimator attempts to capture the typical permit fees required to obtain a commercial or residential building permit.

TSDC Rates

Charges for new development in Portland.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

TSDC Overlays

Information on the North Macadam and Innovation Quadrant TSDC Overlays.