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Interim noise control rule on construction activities due to heat

Effective May 15, 2024, construction activities may begin at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday without a noise variance when the temperature predicted by the National Weather Service is expected to exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit by 3 p.m.

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Bureau of Development Services proposes fee changes, effective July 1, 2024

Learn more about the proposed fee changes and how you can share your views.

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City of Portland seeks experienced electricians passionate about safety to serve on appeals board

The City of Portland seeks four qualified people to serve on the Electrical Code Board of Appeal. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Sunday, June 2.

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Deadline extended: City of Portland seeks experienced plumbers passionate about safety to serve on appeals board

The City of Portland seeks three people to each serve a three-year term on the Plumbing Code Board of Appeal. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Sunday, May 19.

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Follow these requirements to submit a permit application under fees in effect before July 1, 2024

Fees for permits are proposed to change. Follow these guidelines to submit a permit application under the current fees.

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Development Services resumes collection of intake fees on small project permits

The COVID-era practice of delaying payment of intake fees until the issuance of a permit is ending.

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Are you interested in advising the City of Portland’s permitting processes? Apply to serve on the Development Review Advisory Committee.

The City of Portland is seeking interested persons to serve in one of three positions, each for a three-year term, on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Thursday, April 25.

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Learn more about recent policy changes to promote new housing

With the recent adoption of the Housing Regulatory Relief and Inclusionary Housing Calibration projects, changes were made to the City of Portland’s Zoning Code and MULTE code to support the construction of needed housing units. These changes may affect development projects currently underway.

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Seeking experienced engineers to advise on structural issues

The City of Portland seeks interested and experienced structural engineers to serve in one of three positions, each for a three-year term, on the Structural Engineering Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by Thursday, April 25.

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Changes to the City’s Floodplain Development Code took effect March 1

Learn more about these updates to comply with federal requirements and maintain available discounts on flood insurance rates.

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Interested in balancing neighborhood livability with special events? Apply to serve on the Noise Review Board.

The City of Portland seeks two interested persons, including a construction professional, to serve three-year terms on the Noise Review Board. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Sunday, June 2.

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Reverse pay dirt: Avoid erosion control fines

Learn how you can ensure your ground-disturbing construction project complies with erosion control requirements and avoids penalties.

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Online tool now available for property owners and tenants to report damage from recent storms

The self-assessment tool supports efforts to understand the scope of property damage citywide and pursue state and federal disaster assistance.

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Repairing property damage from January 2024 storms

Recent snow and ice storms caused damage to many structures throughout Portland. Here is information to help speed up the permitting process for these repairs.

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Damage and safety assessments following recent storms are underway by Development Services inspectors

These assessments will help the City access resources for recovery efforts throughout our community. It will also help the bureau understand the scope of damage.

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Deadline extended: City of Portland seeks experienced plumbers passionate about safety to serve on appeals board

The City of Portland seeks two people to each serve a three-year term on the Plumbing Code Board of Appeal. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Sunday, Feb. 18.

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Deadline extended: Interested in improving neighborhood livability while supporting special events? Apply to serve on the Noise Review Board.

The City of Portland seeks an interested construction professional to serve a three-year term on the Noise Review Board. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Sunday, Feb. 18.

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Deadline extended: City of Portland seeks experienced electricians passionate about safety to serve on appeals board

The City of Portland seeks two people to each serve a three-year term on the Electrical Code Board of Appeal. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Sunday, Feb. 18.

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Are you a developer or contractor of large projects or a frequent customer interested in advising Portland’s permitting processes? Apply to serve on the Development Review Advisory Committee.

The City of Portland is seeking interested persons to serve in one of three positions, each for a three-year term, on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Thursday, Feb. 15.

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Improvements made to online permitting portal, Development Hub PDX

Upgrades are now available: It’s easier than ever to provide necessary information as well as get construction and trade (electrical, mechanical and plumbing) permits on their way to approval.

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