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Beginning July 1, 2021, fees for building permit applications are proposed to increase. Follow these guidelines to submit a permit application under the current fees.
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The Bureau of Development Services is proposing fee increases across most of its services, effective July 1, 2021.
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Learn more about how these changes may affect your permit.
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The February 2021 ice storm caused damage to many structures throughout Portland. Here is information on how the Bureau of Development Services can help expedite the permitting process for these repairs.
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The program guide for policies on when permits may be extended, when they are abandoned or expire, and when they may be reactivated after expiration has been updated.
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We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to support the construction industry and our local economy during these difficult times.
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The Portland City Council recently adopted two projects that will have impacts on expiration dates and development in the Central City Plan District. Both projects will go into effect on August 10, 2020.
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The Bureau of Development Services is working hard to support construction activity during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and BDS’s inspectors are out on job sites every weekday to help keep projects on-track.
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Services and updates about the Facility Permit Program (FPP) for the week of June 8, 2020.
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Read more about potential tree code amendments in the City of Portland.
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Development Services will now refer to the applicant upload process as Single PDF instead of Interim Review.
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Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Development Services had intended to propose fee changes taking effect July 1, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 and its impact on the local economy, we have decided not to pursue fee changes at this time. The changes will be delayed until further notice.

Building Code Appeals

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We want you to be aware of the building (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and floating structures) code appeal process.