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.
A new service offered by the Bureau of Development Services and other permitting bureaus provides free 15-minute virtual appointments with planners, reviewers and permit staff to answer basic questions about development projects.
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.