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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Development & Permitting

COVID-19 Update

During the current state of emergency, please visit our Covid-19 City of Portland website for customer service hours and operational changes for all city bureaus. 

For emergency road hazardscall PBOT’s 24/7 maintenance dispatch line at (503823-1700.  

For all other general PBOT questions, please call our main line at (503) 823-5185. Leave a detailed message. Customer service staff are busy returning calls throughout the day. 

For transportation-related questions about getting around during our state of emergency please visit our Covid-19 Transportation Questions and Answers page.

During the City’s state of emergency, all PBOT Development Review staff are working remotely. Generally, staff can be reached via email or telephone. There may be occasional delays in processing certain permit applications or land use reviews.

At this time, the BDS Development Services Center is closed. You can find additional contact information on the individual program or permit pages by following the links below. For general inquiries about PBOT Development Review, please email: More information about building permits and land use reviews during the pandemic can be found here: 


 Notification to Prime Contractors working on PBOT Capital Construction, PBOT Development Projects and PBOT Permits regarding Governor Issued Executive Order 20-12

Development Review

Review of policy memos, traffic impact studies, standards for the right-of-way, and more.

Get Portland Moving

A program aimed at enhancing communication and coordination to lessen the effect of construction projects on the traveling public.

Commonly Referenced Code and Administrative Rules

City code and administrative rules related to PBOT development and permitting processes.

Streets 2035

A project to develop a context-sensitive decision-making framework to guide space allocation in the right-of-way.