BDS staff have created two how-to search Portland Maps guides that provided step-by-step instruction on how to navigate to information available in the BDS Permit/Case Search interface.
- Permit Information GENERAL Search Guide - The General Search Guide provides directions on how to search by address and access data in the Permits & Zoning tab, such as activity on a particular permit/case, and how to view documents associated with permits.
- LAND USE CASE Search Guide - The Land Use Case Search Guide provides directions on how to find information on land use review cases by case type, neighborhood, historic and conservation district and date range. It also shows you how to create map-based views of land use review records and download data into spreadsheet format for sorting or other purposes.
- Permit Information ADVANCED Search Guide - The Advanced Search Guide provides directions on how to find information by permit application or IVR number. This guide also shows how to create map-based views of permit records selected by permit type, date range, permit status, neighborhood association and/or other drop-down menu options, as well as how to download these results into a spreadsheet format for sorting or other purposes.