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New State Building Codes

The State of Oregon’s Building Codes Division (BCD) released new editions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, Oregon Electrical Specialty Code and the Oregon Plumbing Code. Any permits issued in 2018 must meet the new code requirements, which took effect on January 1, 2018.

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Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Update

Sewer Connections: Permits Required for Sewer Connection and Repair

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Information about the Development Review Governance Structure Initiative

The six City bureaus responsible for the development review process are undertaking a project to improve cross-bureau decision-making regarding proposed changes and conflicts that impact that process.

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Requesting your input on Process Improvements for Commercial Building Permits for New Construction

The Bureau of Development Services is undertaking a lean continuous improvement project with other city bureaus involved in permitting construction called the Commercial New Construction Permit Business Process Improvement (BPI) project.

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Bureau of Development Services FY 2021-22 Budget Request

On Jan. 29, the Bureau of Development Services submitted its FY 2021-22 Requested Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, along with its Five-Year Financial Plan. In total, the Requested Budget includes a $78.6 million operating budget with 397.8 FTE.

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Using Temporary Outdoor Customer Areas for Stores and Restaurants

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City Change to Stormwater Dedications with LTIC Payment

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Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) Happenings

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Remote Video Reinspection Program Meets Today’s Challenges

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Continuous Improvements and Innovation in Challenging Times

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A Note about Inspections during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The Bureau of Development Services is working hard to support construction activity during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and BDS’s inspectors are out on job sites every weekday to help keep projects on-track.

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Facility Permit Program Thriving During COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19 Construction Industry Safety Practices

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South Portland Addressing Project

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Urban Forestry Same Day Permits

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Development Services Center Operations During COVID-19 Emergency

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Share Your Views on Portland’s Tree Code

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Customer Request

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