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Development Services is closed for Thanksgiving and the Day After
We will be closed on November 26th and November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to support the construction industry and our local economy during these difficult times. A new email address and phone number are set up to receive requests for appointments to submit permit applications and plans.
In recognition of the cost of doing business during a pandemic, and due to the increased complexity of processing appeals (building, mechanical, plumbing electrical and floating structures), the fees for submitting appeals have been adjusted.
The City of Portland, through the Bureau of Development Services, is seeking applicants for an at-large member of the public to serve a four-year term on the Historic Landmarks Commission. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Dec. 31.
A new ordinance updates the city’s tree policies to promote greater preservation of trees when development occurs in certain types of commercial zones and to promote the preservation of larger trees in other development situations.
Use outdoor space like a parking lot to help with social distancing and safety. Get zoning and other city code information to use parking lots for outdoor customer seating, services, and to sell merchandise. Use these social distancing guidelines for your outdoor seating, outdoor booths and more.
The public is invited to review and provide testimony before the City Council on a package of updates to Portland’s tree code relating to the removal of exemptions from requirements to preserve and plant trees in certain development situations.
The proposed rule makes permanent improvements to the residential demolition inspection process by adding a new inspection to improve compliance, reorganizing the previous rule for clarity, and adding appendices for easier reference.
The Administrative Rule provides guidance on implementing Title 29 of the Portland City Code (PCC), which governs property maintenance regulations related to minimum property maintenance standards within the City of Portland.
This service provides an option for Development Services customers who want to obtain information about development. Interested customers pay a $77.50 fee for a 30-minute time-certain appointment online on Microsoft Teams with a Development Services employee.