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Planning a project? Do this first: Find your zoning using Portland Maps

Thinking about building an accessory dwelling unit? Got an exterior project in mind? It’s important to find out what zoning rules apply to your property. Even if your project does not require a building permit, you will still need to follow zoning requirements.

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Q&A with Portland Community College (PCC) Commercial Building Codes Students for Building Safety Month

"Building Safety Careers" is a key theme for the International Code Council (ICC) Building Safety Month in 2022. Joe Disciascio, Inspections Supervisor, met with students from the PCC Building Inspection Technology program to talk about being an inspector and working for the City of Portland.

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ePlans Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions by ePlans users.

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Talking with Portland Community College (PCC) Building Inspection Technology Students for Building Safety Month

"Training the Next Generation" was a key theme for the International Code Council (ICC) Building Safety Month in 2021. Joe Disciascio, Inspections Supervisor, met with students from the PCC building inspection technology program to talk about what it's like to be an inspector and work for the City.

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Disaster Preparedness- Prepare Your Home for an Earthquake

For week three of Building Safety Month 2020, we'll learn about preparing our communities and homes in the event of a disaster. Helpful video details how to prepare your home for an earthquake.

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Water Safety in Buildings

Week two of Building Safety Month 2020 is Water Safety. We've teamed up with the Portland Water Bureau to learn about bacteria growth in still waters. We'll also share some plumbing and water heater maintenance tips.

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Introduction to Building Codes and Building Permits

During the first week of Building Safety Month 2020 we'll learn about how building codes and permits benefit you.

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