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Apply for building or trade permits anytime through Development Hub PDX

The Bureau of Development Services now offers a faster and easier way to apply for a building or trade permit online through Development Hub PDX.

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Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund seeks proposals for $8.6 million in first round of funding for community projects

Accepting proposals for community projects that address the climate crisis in a way that advances racial and social justice.

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Most BDS permit fees increasing Dec. 1; You can still submit a complete permit application to avoid increases

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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Fees for building code appeals increasing Dec. 1; Administrative Appeals Board will not meet on Dec. 2, Dec. 30

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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BDS Adopts Interim Residential Demolition Administrative Rule

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Fee changes for the Bureau of Development Services, effective Dec. 1, 2020

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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Social Distancing Guidelines for Restaurant Seating and Retailers

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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Using Temporary Outdoor Customer Areas for Stores and Restaurants

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Public testimony invited for Portland City Council consideration of tree code updates Oct. 29

The public is invited to review and provide testimony before the City Council on a package of updates to Portland’s tree code relating to the removal of exemptions from requirements to preserve and plant trees in certain development situations.

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Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed Administrative Rule – Chapter 24.55 – Demolitions

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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Request for Comments - Solar Program Guide & Checklist and Submittal Requirements for Prescriptive Solar Installations 

Send us your feedback about solar permits by Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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Notice of Public Hearing: New Administrative Rule: Title 29 – Property Maintenance

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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Chapter 24.85 Updated

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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City Change to Stormwater Dedications with LTIC Payment

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Seeking public input on a proposal to enhance tree preservation requirements

You are invited to review and comment on a revised proposal to update and improve tree preservation requirements in Portland.

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Expiration Date Extension Project and Central City 2035 Plan Re-Adoption

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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