Construction and development

Residential and commercial permitting, inspections, and code

News and Notices

New measures provide faster inspections to address erosion and sediment issues on construction sites

Changes are coming to reduce erosion control inspection wait times, and deliver timely enforcement, to ensure soils and sediment remain on-site.

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Are you a public works permit customer interested in advising the permitting process in Portland? Apply to serve on the Development Review Advisory Committee

The City of Portland is seeking interested persons to serve in one position for a three-year term on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Sunday, Oct. 15.

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Additional sinks now allowed in detached structures

The Bureau of Development Services rescinded its Additional Sink Covenant Code Guide and its policy of requiring covenants for additional sinks in detached structures as part of planning and zoning review.

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Resources are available to help set up child care businesses in Portland

Navigating all of the requirements to establish a child care business can be daunting. The City of Portland provides information to understand the building permit and land use review processes involved.

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PBOT Safe Routes to School September 2023 Newsletter

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Affordable Housing Preservation Request for Interest (RFI) - Fall 2023

The Preservation RFI invites property owners to submit proposals for rehabilitation of existing affordable rental projects. An optional Applicant Information Session will be held on Zoom on October 3 at 11:00 am. Please register. Submissions due: October 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm.

Bids and Proposals

Upcoming Events

Vestal Elementary School's Walk & Roll Event

This event is at Vestal Elementary School for their Walk & Roll to School Day on October 4th, 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

7:45 am 8:45 am
Community Event

Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC)

The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is an advisory body representing those with interests in the outcomes of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes. Its meetings are regularly held on the third Thursday of the month from 8 to 10 a.m.

8:00 am 10:00 am
Public Meeting
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River Community Advisory Committee Meeting

The River Community Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory body comprised of six members who represent a variety of interests relating to floating structures. It assists with the development of procedures and administrative guidelines for implementing city code relating to floating structures.

10:30 am 12:00 pm
Public Meeting
Available Online