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Development Services Center

City Office
Development Services Center
1900 SW Fourth Avenue
First floor lobby
Portland, OR 97201
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Access to the Permit Center lobby at 1900 SW Fourth Avenue is by appointment only.

Due to COVID-19 public health restrictions, access to the Development Services Center at 1900 SW Fourth Avenue is limited to those who have prescheduled appointments to drop off or pick up paper permit applications and plans for review.

Most permitting services are provided online. Here is more information on how to apply for permits and how to schedule an appointment to drop off paper permit applications and plans, if needed.

Please access information about other services through one of the links below:

Have questions?

We have staff available by phone and email to answer your permit process, land use, research and code questions. Click here for a list of phone numbers and email addresses for services offered by the Bureau of Development Services and other permitting bureaus.

Parking and public transportation information

  • There is a parking garage located under the building. It is managed by Portland State University. (For hourly and weekday rates, scroll to “4th Avenue Garage.”)
  • On-street metered parking is available nearby.
  • There are several TriMet and Portland Streetcar stops within a few blocks of 1900 SW Fourth Avenue.

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