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Many permit fees for the Bureau of Development Services will increase on Dec. 1. Here are guidelines for how to submit a completed building permit application and avoid the fee increases.
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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. A new email address and phone number are set up to receive requests for appointments to submit permit applications and plans.
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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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Send us your feedback about solar permits by Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM
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On Wednesday September 16, 2020 Portland City Council passed an ordinance that updates PCC Chapter 24.85, Seismic Design Requirements for Existing Buildings.
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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.
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Watch our training videos to learn how to submit plans electronically
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Read more about potential tree code amendments in the City of Portland.