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Construction and development

Residential and commercial permitting, inspections, and code

4 bureaus/offices found

Development Services

The Bureau of Development Services promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.

Hearings Office

The City's Hearings Office conducts impartial administrative hearings and renders decisions in Land Use Hearings, Code Hearings, Appeals of City Decisions, Towing Hearings, and other administrative matters.

The Hearings Office is part of the Auditor's Office.

Housing Bureau

Portland Housing Bureau works toward the vision that all Portlanders can find affordable homes and have equitable access to housing. To this end, PHB is tasked with developing citywide housing policy, increasing affordable housing, promoting stable homeownership, and managing resources.

Planning and Sustainability

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places, and plan for a resilient future.