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Repairing damage from February 2021 ice storm

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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.

The Bureau of Development Services is prepared to assist customers who need to repair their buildings due to damage from the February 2021 ice storm.

Some repair and replacement work may not require a permit. Repair work that requires a permit will be expedited. We are here to answer your questions so you can get your building repaired as quickly as possible.

Please send your questions via email to

If a permit is required for the repair work, download a permit application and submit it to no later than Aug. 31, 2021, to qualify for expedited review of your application and permit.