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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 Field Issuance Remodel program offers residential remodeling contractors one point-of-contact to streamline the permitting and inspection process. BDS staff innovated to add more contractors without expanding staffing.
The City of Portland, through the Bureau of Development Services, is seeking interested persons to serve in one of seven positions, each for a three-year term, on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 26.