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Provide your ideas on final draft of rules to address enforcement of erosion control during construction activity

The City of Portland is adopting a new Erosion and Sediment Control Enforcement Administrative Rule to accompany the adoption of the new Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and is requesting public comment on the proposed final draft of the rule.

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No administrative appeals considered during week after Thanksgiving, Christmas 2022

There will not be a weekly Administrative Appeals Board meeting held during the weeks of November 28 and December 26, 2022.

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Planning a project? Do this first: Find your zoning using Portland Maps

Thinking about building an accessory dwelling unit? Got an exterior project in mind? It’s important to find out what zoning rules apply to your property. Even if your project does not require a building permit, you will still need to follow zoning requirements.

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Provide your ideas on final draft of rules to improve erosion control during construction activity

The City of Portland is updating its Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and is requesting public comment on the proposed final draft of the Manual.

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Oregon’s building officials honor two Portland building safety leaders

Terry Whitehill and Jeff Gauba are recognized by the Oregon Building Officials Association for their leadership and innovation in promoting safe structures.

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Follow these guidelines to submit a permit application under the current fees before July 1, 2022

Fees for building permit applications will change on July 1, 2022. Follow these guidelines to submit a permit application under the current fees.

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Fee changes for the Bureau of Development Services, effective July 1, 2022

Learn more about the fee increases.

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Follow these guidelines to submit a permit application under current zoning code by June 30, 2022

Changes to the City of Portland's zoning code will take effect soon. 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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Fees for building code appeals to increase July 1, 2022

To help cover the costs of intake, review and approval of building code appeals, and due to the increased complexity of processing appeals (building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and floating structures), the application fees for appeals were increased by the Portland City Council.

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Information on commercial building permit application for 12350 NE Sandy Blvd.

There has been much interest expressed in a commercial building permit application for a proposed redevelopment of a former Kmart store at 12350 NE Sandy Blvd.

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Q&A with Portland Community College (PCC) Commercial Building Codes Students for Building Safety Month

"Building Safety Careers" is a key theme for the International Code Council (ICC) Building Safety Month in 2022. Joe Disciascio, Inspections Supervisor, met with students from the PCC Building Inspection Technology program to talk about being an inspector and working for the City of Portland.

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Statement on issuance of building permit for non-fossil fuel infrastructure at Zenith Energy

This permit, applied for in 2020, is to “install rail infrastructure and pumps to handle renewable fuels and non-fossil fuel infrastructure,” with legally binding requirements on their use.

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City of Portland, ReBuilding Center partner to provide donated building materials to low-income property owners

“From Excess to Access” program offers construction materials to help property owners meet building codes.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Interested in helping guide 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 of two positions, each for a three-year term, on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Sunday, May 1.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Have a passion for enhancing Portland's historic and architectural heritage? Consider joining the Historic Landmarks Commission

The City of Portland is seeking applications to serve a four-year term on the Historic Landmarks Commission. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Sunday, May 1.

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New historic resources zoning changes take effect March 1

The Historic Resources Code Project, recently adopted by the City Council, sets new rules for changes to buildings in certain historic areas. Learn more about how these changes may affect development projects.

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Permit applications submitted under the 2014 versions of Oregon Structural Specialty Code or Oregon Residential Specialty Code that have not achieved “Approved to Issue” status expire on Oct. 1, 2022, without further action

Permit applications that normally expire after 180 days of inactivity received automatic extensions due to the pandemic.

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Follow these guidelines to submit a permit application under current zoning code before Feb. 28, 2022

Changes to the City of Portland's zoning code will go into effect on March 1, 2022. 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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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.

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Comments requested on proposed administrative rule for Private Rights-of-ways

The Bureau of Development Services seeks public comment on a proposed administrative rule governing private rights-of-ways (Streets, Alleys, Shared Courts, Common Greens and Pedestrian Connections).

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