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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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The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) issued an order approving Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan and responding to objections raised against the new plan and associated implementation measures.
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BDS Budget and Finance staff submitted BDS’s fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 Requested Budget and updated 5-Year Financial Plan to the City Budget Office on Jan. 29, 2018.
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Bureau of Development Services (BDS) staff are planning to conduct surveys after the City Council approved an IGA between BDS and PSU in December 2017.
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We are looking for a small business owner to join DRAC.
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Stop by our table to talk with BDS experts about a house project or for answers to any building-related questions.
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Several administrative rules, program guides, and code guides were created, revised or rescinded in 2017.
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On Feb. 1, 2018, the Portland City Council passed an ordinance implementing Senate Bill 871 that addresses asbestos and lead-based paint in residential demolitions.
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BDS will only accept the deferred submittal after the main building permit has been issued. The deferred submittal will not be accepted prior to this stage in the permitting process.
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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 Jan. 1, 2018.
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The Bureau of 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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On February 10, 2020, the City of Portland will start using a new version of AMANDA, the software used to manage the permitting process. As we transition to upgraded AMANDA software, our services will be available according to the schedule below.
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Development Services Center (1st Floor) and Permitting Services (2nd Floor) will be CLOSED all day on Thursdays starting December 19, 2019 until March 2020
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Applicants intending to vest in the 2014 OSSC must submit complete packages, prepare for possibility of service delays.