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. 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
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to support the construction industry and our local economy during these difficult times. A new email address and phone number are set up to receive requests for appointments to submit permit applications and plans.
In recognition of the cost of doing business during a pandemic, and due to the increased complexity of processing appeals (building, mechanical, plumbing electrical and floating structures), the fees for submitting appeals have been adjusted.
The City of Portland, through the Bureau of Development Services, is seeking applicants for an at-large member of the public to serve a four-year term on the Historic Landmarks Commission. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Dec. 31.