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The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program Guide has been revised to provide clarification on current requirements and regulations for accessory dwelling units. Please be aware of the following changes made in the guide, effective December 21, 2018.
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BDS has adopted an Interim Demolition Administrative Rule, effective February 10, 2020, that revises the inspection requirements for demolitions of structures used for residential purposes with four or fewer dwelling units and any detached accessory structures with a floor area over 200 square feet.
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Normal Business Hours Resume Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
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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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The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for people interested in filling two vacancies on the City of Portland Adjustment Committee.
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Why this change in our schedule? The Bureau of Development Services and our other agency partners are upgrading the software used to manage the review, permitting, and inspection processes of building and development projects.

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On Wednesday, January 8, City Council passed a resolution directing BDS, together with Portland Parks & Recreation and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, to complete projects relating to Title 11, Trees.
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QUESTION: Can a single-family dwelling have more than one kitchen?
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Earlier this year, Development Services proposed an amendment to Title 11, Trees, to extend the sunset date of certain regulations passed in 2016 that strengthened tree preservation requirements (especially preservation of large sized trees) in development situations on private property.
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The Bureau of Development Services will only accept the deferred submittals after the main building permit has been issued. As of Feb. 1, 2018 BDS is discontinuing any practice of allowing the deferred submittal to be turned in while the main permit is still under review.
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Applicants intending to be subject to the 2014 Oregon Structural Specialty Code must submit complete packages, prepare for possibility of service delays.
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The date for the December 2019 DRAC meeting was rescheduled.
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On Thursday, December 5, 2019 Mayor Wheeler proposed an amendment to the recommendation to revise the sunset date of the regulations adopted in 2016 to December 31, 2024.
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Portland’s existing deconstruction ordinance is expanding. Effective on and after January 20, 2020 permit applications for demolition of a house or duplex built in 1940 or earlier will be required to deconstruct using a Certified Deconstruction Contractor.