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.
Development Services (BDS)
The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.
Development Services Center
1900 SW Fourth Avenue
First floor lobby
Portland, OR 97201
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.
Portland’s Neighborhood Contact requirements provide an opportunity for those who live, work or otherwise pass by a development site to learn about a project before the owner submits for permits or applies for a land use review.