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No administrative appeals to be considered on Wednesday, July 5

There will not be a weekly Administrative Appeals Board meeting held during the week of July 3, 2023.

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Portland achieving results through innovations in its solar permitting process

Property owners want to reduce their reliance on the energy grid and promote cleaner and more sustainable sources of electricity. The City of Portland is testing new approaches in the review of permits for solar panel arrays.

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Development Services, Fire and Rescue to launch pilot for reviewing solar permit applications

This three-month effort seeks to streamline evaluations of residential solar panel installations requiring engineering reviews.

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Portland welcomes its new Building Official

The Bureau of Development Services announces the selection of Matt Rozzell as the City of Portland’s new Building Official, beginning Thursday, Dec. 22.

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Improvements coming to solar permit application process in Development Hub PDX

Beginning the evening of Oct. 12, customers will experience a more streamlined process to enable faster processing of solar permit applications.

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No administrative appeals considered during week after Thanksgiving, Christmas 2022

There will not be a weekly Administrative Appeals Board meeting held during the weeks of November 28 and December 26, 2022.

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Fees for building code appeals to increase July 1, 2022

To help cover the costs of intake, review and approval of building code appeals, and due to the increased complexity of processing appeals (building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and floating structures), the application fees for appeals were increased by the Portland City Council.

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New 2021 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code replaces 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code on Oct. 1

The Oregon Building Codes Division recently adopted the new 2021 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code (OEESC).

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Request for Comments - Solar Program Guide & Checklist and Submittal Requirements for Prescriptive Solar Installations 

Send us your feedback about solar permits by Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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Important Deadline for Tax Credits on Solar Energy Systems Purchased on or Before Dec. 31, 2017

The Oregon Department of Energy provides residential homeowners with up to a $6,000 tax credit for their 2017 taxes (with credit taken over four years) for the installation of solar energy systems. In order to qualify for this tax credit, individual projects need to have installation completed.

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