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This service provides an option for Development Services customers who want to obtain information about development. Interested customers pay a $77.50 fee for a 30-minute time-certain appointment online on Microsoft Teams with a Development Services employee.
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Learn more about how these changes may affect your permit.
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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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City Council will hear and make a decision on proposed amendments relating to permit extensions, abandonment, expiration, reactivations and voiding. The amendments apply to building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and sign permits, as well as amendments specific to wireless facility permits.
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Plans Examiner Newsletter
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Get information about the demolition inspections enforcement process in the City of Portland.
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On May 8, 2019, City Council adopted amendments to Portland City Code Title 33 relating to the Neighborhood Contact Requirement for certain projects. The updated code goes into effect on December 2, 2019.
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The Remote Inspection Program provides an alternative to on-site inspection for situations requiring minor corrections.
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Read news from BPS about 82nd Ave improvements, Planning & Sustainability Commission membership, neighborhood notification improvements, Residential Infill Project, and proposed historic resource code amendments.
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During periods of excessive rainfall, snow, and ice melt, many areas of the City of Portland face a higher risk for flooding. To help prevent localized flooding, the Bureau of Development Services recommends that storm drains are cleared to allow for sufficient erosion control or water drainage.
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Do you want to make an impact on development in Portland? Read about joining the Development Review Advisory Committee.
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BDS will only accept the deferred submittal after the main building permit has been issued. The deferred submittal will not be accepted prior to this stage in the permitting process.