1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
For information not accessible online, or if you want a complete copy of records we maintain, you may make a record request online, in person, or via US Postal mail depending on the record type. Records requests not submitted online may take a little longer as it needs to be entered manually. Submittal fees, material costs and staff time costs are applied to public records requests.
The Bureau of Development Services has five primary areas that you can request public records through:
If you haven't already, please visited our Readily Available Online Records to see if the records you are looking for can be accessed online free of charge.
Resource Records section maintains copies of plans for issued building, site development, and zoning permits; permit inspection cards; sign permits, and Certificates of Occupancy.
The Land Use Review Division maintains all records of land use review, pre-application conference, and public registry files.
The Enforcement Program maintains records for Housing, Nuisance, Zoning, Dangerous Buildings, Work without Permit, and Home Occupation Permits.
For records that do not fall under Enforcement Program, Land Use Division or Resource Records type, for example records related to policies, procedures, or emails.
The City's Auditor's Office maintains Translated COP Uniform Public Records Request Forms that can be used to request records that the Bureau maintains.
If you are a member of the press, please use this link to submit a public records request.