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Changes to the City of Portland's zoning code will go into effect on Aug. 1, 2021. Learn more about how to submit a permit application if you wish to have the current zoning code apply to your project.
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Beginning July 1, 2021, fees for building permit applications will increase. Follow these guidelines to submit a permit application under the current fees.
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An ordinance to address business relief and recovery measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic will come before the Portland City Council on Wednesday, June 16.
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On March 3, the Portland City Council approved an emergency ordinance that temporarily makes it easier for businesses to install exterior lighting and security gates at entrances of buildings in design overlay zones. A second ordinance to further help businesses will come to City Council on June 16.
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The Bureau of Development Services is implementing fee increases across most of its services, effective July 1, 2021.
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Public is invited to testify on the Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) proposals virtually via Zoom and online via the Map App.
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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 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 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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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.
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The Portland City Council recently adopted two projects that will have impacts on expiration dates and development in the Central City Plan District. Both projects will go into effect on August 10, 2020.
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Services and updates about the Facility Permit Program (FPP) for the week of June 8, 2020.
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Development Services will now refer to the applicant upload process as Single PDF instead of Interim Review.
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Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Development Services had intended to propose fee changes taking effect July 1, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 and its impact on the local economy, we have decided not to pursue fee changes at this time. The changes will be delayed until further notice.

Building Code Appeals

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We want you to be aware of the building (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and floating structures) code appeal process.