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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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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.
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The Portland City Council recently adopted two projects that will have impacts on expiration dates and development in the Central City Plan District. Both projects will go into effect on August 10, 2020.
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Services for the week of June 8, 2020.
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Services and updates about the Facility Permit Program (FPP) for the week of June 8, 2020.
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Development Services will now refer to the applicant upload process as Single PDF instead of Interim Review.
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Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Development Services had intended to propose fee changes taking effect July 1, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 and its impact on the local economy, we have decided not to pursue fee changes at this time. The changes will be delayed until further notice.
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We want you to be aware of the building (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and floating structures) code appeal process.
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Residential Inspections is putting new business practices in place during the COVID-19 health emergency to protect the health of our inspection staff and customers.
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The new pedestrian classifications include changes to Pedestrian District boundaries to align with all designated “Centers” and major Transit Station Areas, as defined by Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
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On July 23, 2019, the Governor of Oregon signed Senate Bill 534 (SB 534) into law, with an implementation date of March 1, 2020.
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The proposed rules would govern notification requirements applicable to a property owner who wishes to cap a neighbor’s private sewer that crosses the first property owner’s property without a recorded legal easement.
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BDS has adopted an Interim Demolition Administrative Rule, effective February 10, 2020, that revises the inspection requirements for demolitions of structures used for residential purposes with four or fewer dwelling units and any detached accessory structures with a floor area over 200 square feet.
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Normal Business Hours Resume Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
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Development Services has a new Building Official Determination that clarifies the difference between a dwelling unit and a congregate living facility in the building code.
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Why this change in our schedule? The Bureau of Development Services and our other agency partners are upgrading the software used to manage the review, permitting, and inspection processes of building and development projects.
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On Wednesday, January 8, City Council passed a resolution directing BDS, together with Portland Parks & Recreation and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, to complete projects relating to Title 11, Trees.
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QUESTION: Can a single-family dwelling have more than one kitchen?
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Earlier this year, Development Services proposed an amendment to Title 11, Trees, to extend the sunset date of certain regulations passed in 2016 that strengthened tree preservation requirements (especially preservation of large sized trees) in development situations on private property.
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Applicants intending to vest in the 2014 Oregon Structural Specialty Code must submit complete packages, prepare for possibility of service delays.