Bureau of Development Services closed on Friday, June 18
The Bureau of Development Services will be closed on Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth. The Permit Center lobby at 1900 SW Fourth Ave. will be closed. You can still apply for most permits online 24/7 through Development Hub PDX.
Development Services is migrating to Portland.gov
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.
Stairs for New Residential: Building Permits and Inspections (Brochure 8)
Stairs for one and two-family residential dwellings. Information related to permit and inspection requirements. This brochure describes the code requirements for new residential stairs. You can also search Portland.gov for a project type for more information. For example, "ADU permits."