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.
Residential Development Permitting and Inspections
Residential permitting and inspections applications, forms and information for one and two-family homes. Learn more and find out if you need a permit.
Development Services Center
1900 SW Fourth Avenue
First floor lobby
Portland, OR 97201
The Bureau of Development Services is unveiling a suite of tools to provide real-time information about the City of Portland’s building permit processes, the types of reviews permits go through before they are issued, and the roles of the City and applicant at different stages.
The February 2021 ice storm caused damage to many structures throughout Portland. Here is information on how the Bureau of Development Services can help expedite the permitting process for these repairs.