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Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed Administrative Rule – Chapter 24.55 – Demolitions

Public Notice
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.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020
Time:  11 a.m.
Location: Via Zoom Webinar. See for access to the hearing.

Download the Draft BDS Pre-Demolition Survey Checklist (referenced in Appendix A of the draft rule above).

The proposed rule makes the Interim Administrative Rule adopted by BDS on Jan. 23, 2020, a permanent rule.

How to Testify: Written Testimony can be submitted through by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Sign up to give oral testimony by sending an email message to by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.

Written testimony may also be submitted by mail:
Bureau of Development Services
Demolitions Administrative Rule Testimony
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201

The proposed rule mentioned in this news article was later replaced by the permanent rule.