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This service provides an option for Development Services customers who want to obtain information about development. Interested customers can book a 15-minute appointment with a Development Services employee.
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The Bureau of Development Services approved a certificate of occupancy for three railcar access platforms and a Land Use Compatibility Statement for non-fossil fuel infrastructure for Zenith Energy. Learn more about the City of Portland’s commitment to renewable energy and what comes next.
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Customers with residential (1-2 family) building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits can view their scheduled inspection times on the day of inspection in a new online system that is easier and more accessible.
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Learn more about how these changes may affect your permit.
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The proposed rule establishes criteria by which the Director of the Bureau of Development Services will charge, refund or waive fees associated with Land Use Services applications and other Planning Services applications and establish guidelines for intake of applications for land use processes.
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The six City bureaus responsible for the development review process are undertaking a project to improve cross-bureau decision-making regarding proposed changes and conflicts that impact that process.
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The Bureau of Development Services is undertaking a lean continuous improvement project with other city bureaus involved in permitting construction called the Commercial New Construction Permit Business Process Improvement (BPI) project.
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On Jan. 29, the Bureau of Development Services submitted its FY 2021-22 Requested Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, along with its Five-Year Financial Plan. In total, the Requested Budget includes a $78.6 million operating budget with 397.8 FTE.
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The proposed rule establishes procedures for self-certification and inspections demonstrating compliance with Type A ASTR requirements. The proposed rule would make the existing interim rule a permanent rule, with no changes.
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The February 2021 ice storm caused damage to many structures throughout Portland. Here is information on how the Bureau of Development Services can help expedite the permitting process for these repairs.
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Portlanders invited to testify on the Design Overlay Zone Amendments that will update the tools and processes used to guide design in Portland’s highest density places; public hearing in May.
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The program guide for policies on when permits may be extended, when they are abandoned or expire, and when they may be reactivated after expiration has been updated.