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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

More Contact Info

Get Started

  • Land Use Notices Organized by Neighborhood

  • Visit the Development Services Center Click here for hours, services and location.

  • Need Help? Contact BDS Customer Assistance

  • Codes Regarding Small Businesses

Are you considering a development project and want to familiarize yourself with basics of the permit process? Please browse our Get Started page or visit us in the Development Services Center.

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Development Review Process

Gives you an overview of the building permit process.

Do I need a permit?

Helps you determine if your project needs a permit.

How long does permitting take?

Helps you with your project timelines by outlining how long certain land use processes and permit reviews take.

How much does permitting cost?

Helps you to estimate what your land use and permit fees will cost. The actual permit cost will be determined when you apply for your permit.

How do I request an inspection?

Helps you learn more about the Inspection Request System known as IVR.