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News & Publications
BDS Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP)
Bureaus & Offices
Give feedback to the Bureau of Development Services
Development Liaisons who are committed to helping customers navigate the City permitting and construction process.
Types of Projects
Green Building Program
BDS is committed to encouraging green building practices in the City of Portland.
Lunch & Learn Series
Lunch and Learn is a Bureau of Development Services community education program.
Lunch & Learn Library
Living Smart Houses
Living Smart House Designs
Public Records Access
Information on the public records BDS maintains and how to request them.
How to Request Public Records
Development Services Center Appointment
This program provides a new alternative to DSC customers to obtain information about development.
Development Services Center (DSC) Appointment Application
Small Business Liaisons
Locating, expanding or building your small business in Portland.
Change of Use
I want to remodel an existing commercial building. I won’t be changing the use, but may do some work on the site or on the exterior of the building
I want to remodel an existing commercial building. I won’t be changing the use, and all of the work I plan to do will be inside the building
I want to operate a vending cart, mobile or drive up business
I want to operate a business out of my home
I want to find resources/support for starting or growing my small business in Portland
I want general information on business licenses
I want information on where I can locate my trash containers or information on trash room requirements
I want to find out about doing business with the city
Useful Brochures for Small Business
Translated Web Pages
Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese
BDS Customer Survey
BDS Customer Survey
You can subscribe free and online to a selection of BDS publications such as newsletters, bulletins, seminars, and press releases.
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