Building & Development Services

Welcome to Portland Development Services!

About Portland Development Services

The City of Portland is growing at the rate of about 2.5% each year. The City's Development Services Department is charged with developing and implementing a workable plan to manage that growth.

Development in Portland is regulated to promote the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens. Providing a consistent and streamlined approach ensures a fair application of ordinances and regulations.

Every project in the City of Portland must:

  • Undergo thorough inspections while under construction
  • Be on a properly platted lot
  • Have a valid site and/or building permit
  • Have the proper zoning for the intended use
  • Receive a certificate of occupancy

These five tasks are administered through: