Services, Guides, and Information

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Schedule a free 15-minute meeting with a construction, zoning and development expert. Ask questions about building permit submittal requirements and zoning. Get help with the permit process, ask zoning requirements questions, building codes and more. Language access is available.
Read about the mission, goals, values and equity commitment of the Bureau of Development Services. Get information about visiting BDS, our operating plan and the Development Services organizational chart. Review Director Rebecca Esau's calendar.
The Arts Empowerment Program assists artists and arts organization get permits. We focus on assisting Black, Indigenous, people of color and persons with disabilities.
DEEP and affiliated employee empowerment groups.
You may have leftover and reusable materials from your construction project. These materials may benefit property owners in our community.
Excess to Access Program provides free usable building materials to low income property owners. Empowered Neighborhood Program assists Black, Indigenous, people of color and persons with disabilities who got a violation letter from the City of Portland.
Sign up for email alerts and newsletters from the Bureau of Development Services. Join our email mailing list today. The Plans Examiner is a monthly digest of news, events and helpful resources- sign up now!
Many materials removed from homes and buildings during remodeling or deconstruction projects can be reused. These materials can help low-income property owners in our community.
Report a problem to Development Services or to one of the other City bureaus during the development process. Get help with conflict resolution and a path to elevate your concern with the City of Portland. If you need to elevate a problem, start here.
The Small Business Empowerment Program assists Black, Indigenous, people of color business owners and business owners with disabilities recognized by the ADA who have experienced barriers in the review process.