Contact Development Services: Department Phone Numbers

Get the BDS department contacts list. General phone numbers for Development Services including code enforcement, general inquiries, inspections, permitting and more. Get email addresses and contact information for Development Services. Need the BDS organizational chart, start here.
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General Inquiries

Most calls begin with General inquiries. Your call will be routed to someone who can help. 

Phone number for General Inquiries: 503-823-7300


Building Code Appeals

Phone number for Building Code Appeals: 503-823-7335

Email Building Code Appeals:

Building Code Plan Review 

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Code Enforcement (Property Compliance)

Phone number for Property Compliance: 503-823-CODE (2633)

Email Property Compliance:

Development Services Center

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Development Hub PDX Help 

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Phone number for Development Hub PDX Trade Permit Support: 503-823-7420

Erosion Control

Phone number for Erosion Control: 503-823-0900

Facility Permits Program

Phone number for the Facility Permits Program: 503-823-5996

Field Issuance Remodel (FIR)

Phone number for the Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) program: 503-823-6691


Email for Commercial and Residential lnspections:

Phone number for Residential Inspections: 503-823-7388

Phone number for Commercial inspections Electrical: 503-823-7304

Phone number for Commercial inspections Plumbing: 503-823-7302

Phone number for Commercial Inspections Structural & Mechanical: 503-823-7303

Requests for Inspection and Inspection Results: 503-823-7000

Phone number for Onsite Septic Permits and Inspections: 503-823-6892

Email Onsite Septic Permits and Inspections:

Land Use

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300


Land Use Records Management 

Phone number for Land Use Records Management: 503-823-7617

Management contact names and numbers for all permitting bureaus 

Get manager names and phone numbers for BDS, Environmental Services, Fire & Rescue, Transportation, Urban Forestry and Water.

Make permit payment by phone

Phone number to pay for a permit by phone: 503-823-5161

Media inquiries 

Phone number for Media Inquiries: 503-865-6236

Email for media inquiries:

Other City bureaus 

Search this site by bureau name (for example, Environmental Services) to get general contact information for other bureaus. You can also contact Development Managers and Supervisors at all Permitting bureaus.


General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Phone number for the Simple Bathroom Permit Program: 503-823-9258

Email Simple Bathroom Permit Program:

Planning & Zoning 

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300


Records Requests 

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Sign Permits 

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Email Sign Permits:

Email Portable Signs:

Site Development and Septic Review

Phone number for Site Development and Septic Review: 503-823-6892

Structural Engineering Plan Review

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Trade Permits (Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical) Information

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300


Development Services organizational chart