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The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) wants your input on the first draft of an administrative rule outlining requirements for signs posted on future development sites.
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Our new online permitting tool is now available to customers! Development Hub will fully replace our old permitting system by August 1, 2019.
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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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Sewer Connections: Permits Required for Sewer Connection and Repair
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Over the next year, the City is phasing in a new more efficient plan review process for all types of building permits. This new process will establish dedicated windows of uninterrupted time for City staff to perform plan review.
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Harper’s Playground: a non-profit organization dedicated to designing and building inclusive playgrounds in Portland and beyond.
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Beginning on April 1, 2019, The Bureau of Development Services will launch a new program to simplify bathroom permits for small projects.
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To encourage development and increase housing stock, the Portland City Council began waiving SDC fees assessed to ADU permits in 2010. Last year, City Council revised the SDC waiver and reaffirmed a June 30, 2020 deadline for previously approved ADUs to complete construction.
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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.