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Face Covering Directive for City Facilities and Vehicles

Effective July 28, 2021, Portland CAO Tom Rinehart has issued a directive mandating the use of face coverings for everyone inside City facilities and vehicles. Check our face coverings page for more information.

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COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience

Access City programs, people and projects designed to help Portland recover. Portland United
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Services and Resources for Construction and development

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Schedule a free 15-minute virtual meeting with a construction, zoning and development expert. Ask questions about building permit submittal requirements. Get help with the permit process, zoning requirements, building codes, and more. Language access is available.
Quick links to applications for building permits, trade permits (electrical, mechanical and plumbing) and zoning permits. Get instructions for how to apply for a permit. Find out what to include with a complete application. Then, apply for a permit online or in person with an appointment.
You need a building permit application for building permits, site development permits and zoning permits. You can find quick links to the separate electrical permit, mechanical permit and the plumbing permit application forms and the simple erosion control requirements form, too.
The Facility Permit Program (FPP) is designed to serve customers with on-going interior tenant improvements where facility maintenance, upgrade and renovations are frequent.

Zoning Code

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Link to Title 33, Planning and Zoning Code.

Zoning Basics

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Many commonly asked questions about zoning and allowable uses of property within the City of Portland are addressed here.
The 2020 Source Control Manual became effective Dec. 14. The manual sets City policy for drainage and discharges resulting from development and post-development activities for site-specific activities like waste storage, loading and unloading, exterior storage and processing, and dewatering.
The 2020 Stormwater Management Manual (SWMM) became effective Dec.14. The manual sets City policy and design requirements for stormwater management on all development, redevelopment, and improvement projects on both public and private property in Portland.
Get helpful tips for presenting testimony at a public hearing.

About annexation

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Annexation is the process of changing municipal boundaries to bring adjacent unincorporated areas into an existing city, typically to provide urban services not presently available. Properties must be within the municipal boundary of the City of Portland to receive City services.
Central City in Motion is PBOT's effort to plan, prioritize, and implement transportation improvements in the city’s core. This planning effort prioritized eighteen projects, including new pedestrian crossings, bus lanes, and bikeways.
About the Bureau of Development Services (BDS)
The Downtown-Old Town Sewer Repair Program is a multi-year and multi-million-dollar investment to assess the condition and capacity of the aging public sewer system serving Portland's Downtown and Old Town neighborhoods and to construct the necessary repairs and upgrades.
Learn more about the Floating Structures Board of Appeals.
The Central City 2035 project, its timing and related efforts.
The City of Portland is developing proposals to address tree preservation during development activities.
Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities project.
The Adjustment Committee reviews adjustment requests to the development standards of Title 33 Planning and Zoning Regulations as authorized under Portland City Code 33.710.070.
Learn more about the Alternative Technology Advisory Committee.
The Financial Advisory Committee reviews and provides feedback on the econometric forecasting models used to project bureau revenues and development activity in Portland. Expenditure projections are also reviewed.