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Spring is a busy time of year for the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) budget staff. Learn more about the budget process and what it may mean for the bureau.
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Do you want to make an impact on development in Portland? Read about joining the Development Review Advisory Committee.
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The amendments to Title 11 were approved by the Portland City Council on Feb. 14, 2018 and will go into effect on March 16, 2018.
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Effective March 1, 2018 – The Bureau of Development Services is announcing a new online payment portal for building code appeals, in an effort to be more helpful to customers who qualify for an appeal.
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Are you planning on closing any portion of the public street or sidewalk to construct, store or work in the City of Portland? Need to know how to properly close and set up traffic control? Our next Lunch & Learn will be at noon on Feb. 14, 2018 at the CH2M Center’s Lincoln Conference Room.
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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.