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The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) administers and enforces the City and State codes and administrative rules linked on this page. This page also contains code and program guides that aid in understanding how BDS applies these codes and rules.
State Building Codes and related Administrative Rules and interpretations are listed below.
BDS administers the following City Codes:
Administrative rules clarify the intent of Portland City Codes or create standards to comply with Portland City Codes.
Code guides provide answers about the application of specific codes.
Business Practice Policies are policies related to business operations of BDS and the Development Services Center at the discretion of the BDS Director
Program guides provide information on various complex BDS programs and processes.
To request a change to the City Codes that BDS administers and enforces, send us an email and choose “Code Change Recommendation” in the subject menu.