General Information: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
Click on the following items to learn more about the programs and services available to you.
Building and property information available for the public to review.
Find out more about the review process for your permit.
Information types of work proposed and if a permit is needed.
The appeal process deals with issues related to the various construction codes in effect in the City and provides a review process for proposals using alternate methods and materials of construction.
Alternative technologies that don't meet building code requirements or haven't been tested by a code-approved agency may be submitted to the Alternative Technology Advisory Committee for review and recommendation.
Please note that any building-related activities, such as renovations, repairs, painting, and demolitions, may be subject to regulations governing the handling, removal and/or disposal of asbestos and lead-based paint.
Informational chart explaining who can cancel permits and what BDS does with plans.
Links to organizations on where to look and to select a contractor for your project.