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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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City Council to discuss ongoing permitting improvement efforts at Jan. 25 work session

The City Council will receive updates from development review bureaus on efforts to improve permitting services and discuss proposed updates to city policies.

News article

PBOT Winter Healthy Businesses Program & Fire Marshal's Office Permits

PBOT offers the Winter Healthy Businesses program. The following information provides additional PF&R Fire Marshal's Office permit guidelines for tents/canopies and keeping other winter equipment clear of pedestrian zones.

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