The City of Portland is growing at the rate of about 2.5 percent 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.
To that end, every project in the City of Portland must:
Undergo thorough inspections while under construction