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All BDS Applications, Brochures, Drawings, Forms and Sample Site Plans

Get permit application forms, brochures and other forms from Development Services. Find all permitting brochures. Search the full list of sample site plans like the sample basement plan, drawings and submittal requirements. Start here for the full list of all BDS forms.
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Search for applications, brochures, forms and handouts about development projects 

You can search for applications, brochures and other forms by name in Documents. For best results, use multiple words in your search. For example, building permit application.

Translated BDS brochures available online

Find all Russian language brochures, Spanish language applications and brochures, Vietnamese language brochures and all translated documents online

Find out what to include with a completed permit application 

Search Portland.gov for a project type or permit type to find out what to include with your application to make sure it's complete. For example, "Commercial Alteration," "electrical permits" or "ADU permits."  The web pages include step-by-step application instructions and links to apply online (if available). 

Learn more about the permitting process and apply online or in person 

You can apply online for a permit or drop plans off in person with an appointment. You can also learn more about the permit review process