Search for applications, brochures, forms and all BDS handouts about development projects
You can search for BDS (Bureau of Development Services) applications, brochures and other forms and handouts by name in Documents. For best results, use multiple words in your search. For example, building permit application.
Find out what forms 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).
Browse BDS forms by topic
You can also browse for forms by topic:
- Commercial permits forms
- Permits and inspections applications
- Permits and inspections brochures
- Residential permits forms
- Sign permits forms
- Trade permits forms
- Zoning and Land Use forms
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.