You'll find pages on our new website and on our old website as we work on moving content to our new website. For Development Services information not yet migrated, visit our old website. BDS City employees may also visit the Employee Portal.
Development Services (BDS)
The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.
Development Services Center
1900 SW Fourth Avenue
First floor lobby
Portland, OR 97201
The Bureau of Development Services approved a certificate of occupancy for three railcar access platforms and a Land Use Compatibility Statement for non-fossil fuel infrastructure for Zenith Energy. Learn more about the City of Portland’s commitment to renewable energy and what comes next.
The Bureau of Development Services is unveiling a suite of tools to provide real-time information about the City of Portland’s building permit processes, the types of reviews permits go through before they are issued, and the roles of the City and applicant at different stages.
Customers with residential (1-2 family) building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits can view their scheduled inspection times on the day of inspection in a new online system that is easier and more accessible.