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The proposed rule establishes procedures for self-certification and inspections demonstrating compliance with Type A ASTR requirements. The proposed rule would make the existing interim rule a permanent rule, with no changes.
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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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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.
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The Bureau of Development Services proposed fee increases across most of its services, effective Dec. 1, 2020. These fee increases were approved by the Portland City Council on Oct. 28, 2020.
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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.
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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.
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Send us your feedback about solar permits by Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM