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Feeling stuck? Need help getting answers about requirements for your project? As you may or may not know, there are many different regulations, requirements, policies or processes that can conflict depending on the type and complexity of a development project. Get help.
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BDS’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 budget request continues to work its way through the City’s approval process.
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The Bureau of Development Services collects fees to fund service provisions, including inspections, plan review, permit issuance, land use review, enforcement, and other bureau functions. This page reflects 2019 changes.
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Development Services is updating the interactive voice response (IVR) Inspection Request system message to include important details on Erosion Control Inspections (IVR Inspection #200), effective today.
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The Structural Advisory Board will meet on June 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. to discuss the appeal for the proposed Atomic Orchard project located at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd.
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In order to better manage customer requests, BDS will have additional closures that coincide with official City holidays during the winter 2018/19 season.
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Read news from BPS about building design, ezones in SW Portland, faith and community organizations, and the Residential Infill Project.
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Are you a contractor who performs routine alterations and additions on one-or-two family dwellings or accessory structures or construction of new detached accessory structures? Are you a homeowner look for a contractor for your home remodeling project? The Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) might be right
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A new code guide has been developed to provide guidance to Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists that conduct required slope hazard evaluations.
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Learn about how plans will be submitted online through ePlans, as well as other projects coming out of the POPS program.
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The Bureau of Development Services made updates to the Program Guide on Permit Extensions, Abandonment, Expiration and Reactivations in November 2018. After having used the guide for a few months, staff and customers have identified several opportunities for clarification.
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The Development Services Property Compliance Division is temporarily suspending residential, fee-paid, fire damage inspections to identify necessary repairs, and specify required building permits. We are suspending this service pending a safety review of these inspections.
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Read news from BPS about 82nd Ave improvements, Planning & Sustainability Commission membership, neighborhood notification improvements, Residential Infill Project, and proposed historic resource code amendments.
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On February 20, 2019, City Council passed a fee increase ordinance that was presented by representatives of the BDS Land Use Services Division, the first in nearly five years.
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On February 20, 2019, City Council passed a fee increase ordinance that was presented by representatives of the BDS Land Use Services Division, the first in nearly five years.
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Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Budget and Finance staff submitted the fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 BDS Requested Budget and 5-Year Financial Plan to the City Budget Office on February 4, 2019.
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Development Services and Technology Services are making progress together on POPS, a program that is moving the City’s paper-based development review process to a more streamlined and efficient online digital system.
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The Portland City Council has been actively discussing policies relating to retrofitting and placarding unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs).
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Do you want to make an impact on development in Portland? Read about joining the Development Review Advisory Committee.