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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Development Services Center

The Development Services Center (1st floor) and Permitting Services (2nd floor) will be CLOSED starting on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. until Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 a.m. while we migrate to new permitting software.

The same services will be CLOSED all day on Thursdays until March 2020.
Thank you for your patience.

Click here to view the full February 2020 schedule.

 

The Bureau of Development Services' Development Services Center (DSC) is designed to provide you with the services and expertise you'll need to complete Portland's permitting processes. Located at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, First Floor, Portland, OR 97201, the DSC has street parking and parking garage options nearby and is accessible by Trimet

Entrance to 1900 Building.

  • All services are offered on a first come, first served basis.
  • We encourage visitors to arrive as early as possible within the service availability timeframes
  • As you arrive in the DSC, please check in at the front counter so we can assist you in accessing the services you require.
  • We also offer appointments to be made with certain staff for a fee. Request a DSC Time Certain appointment online.
  • All building permit submittals must be applied for in person. We do not accept mailed in applications.

 

Have questions? Call or visit the Development Services Center. 

We have staff to answer your permit process, land use, research and code questions. To Contact the Bureau of Development Services, please call one of the numbers listed below.

 Section Phone
Permitting Services
503-823-7357
Planning and Zoning
503-823-7526
Plan Review
503-823-1456
Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical Trade Permits
503-823-7363
Resource/Records
503-823-7660
Sign Permits 503-823-7996
Site Development 503-823-6892
Structural Engineering
503-823-1302
Addressing 503-823-1332
Permit Status via voicemail
503-823-7000 (4)

Service Availability

 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Thursdays
closed
until
March
2020

One and Two-Family Residence Permit Intake

Intake for one and two-family residential projects requires a completed NSFR packet (new construction of Accessory Dwelling Units are included).

 8 a.m. to
2 p.m.

Closed
until
March
2020

Building Permit submittal

The First and Second Screen windows are open starting at 7:30 a.m. for submittal.

7:30 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Closed
until
March
2020

Building Permit review

All BDS and interagency partner review counters open at 8 a.m. Make sure you allow time for BDS staff to complete their review by the close of business. If review is not completed by close of business, you will be required to return another business day to continue the process.

8 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Closed
until
March
2020

Trade Permits, Records, Sign Permits

You can purchase Simple Trade Permits online 24/7 for immediate scheduling of inspections the next business day.

8 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Closed
until
March
2020

Land Use Review Intake

It takes about an hour to finish the intake of a complete Land Use Review application.

8 a.m. to 
3 p.m.

Closed
until
March
2020

General Customer Questions and Inquiries

8 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Closed
until
March
2020

Interagency Partners (Bureau of Envinromental Services, Portland Bureau of Transportation, and the Water Bureau)

8 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Closed
until
March
2020

Permitting Services Center (2nd Floor at the 1900 Building)

Assists with Checksheet responses, as well as pickup and drop-off of facilities permits (FPP). View our daily pre-issuance status list.

8 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Closed
until
March
2020

 Urban Forestry Tree Permits

Hours of Urban Forestry staff availability December 19, 2019 until March 2020:   

Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 – 3:00 pm

Tuesday   12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 – 3:00 pm

Thursday CLOSED

Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 – 3:00 pm

Click here to visit the Urban Forestry webpage. 

Residential Permit Night

Staff from Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Bureau of Transportation, the Water Bureau are available on the first and third Thursday evenings of the month.

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Suspended
until
March
2020


Location & Parking

1900 SW 4th Avenue, First Floor, Portland, OR 97201


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