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.
Over the next year, the City is phasing in a new more efficient plan review process for all types of building permits. This new process will establish dedicated windows of uninterrupted time for City staff to perform plan review.
To encourage development and increase housing stock, the Portland City Council began waiving SDC fees assessed to ADU permits in 2010. Last year, City Council revised the SDC waiver and reaffirmed a June 30, 2020 deadline for previously approved ADUs to complete construction.
Feeling stuck? Need help getting answers about requirements for your project? As you may or may not know, there are many different regulations, requirements, policies or processes that can conflict depending on the type and complexity of a development project. Get help.
The Bureau of Development Services collects fees to fund service provisions, including inspections, plan review, permit issuance, land use review, enforcement, and other bureau functions. This page reflects 2019 changes.
Development Services is updating the interactive voice response (IVR) Inspection Request system message to include important details on Erosion Control Inspections (IVR Inspection #200), effective today.
Are you a contractor who performs routine alterations and additions on one-or-two family dwellings or accessory structures or construction of new detached accessory structures? Are you a homeowner look for a contractor for your home remodeling project? The Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) might be right
The Bureau of Development Services made updates to the Program Guide on Permit Extensions, Abandonment, Expiration and Reactivations in November 2018. After having used the guide for a few months, staff and customers have identified several opportunities for clarification.
The Development Services Property Compliance Division is temporarily suspending residential, fee-paid, fire damage inspections to identify necessary repairs, and specify required building permits. We are suspending this service pending a safety review of these inspections.