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The Bureau of Development Services will only accept the deferred submittals after the main building permit has been issued. As of Feb. 1, 2018 BDS is discontinuing any practice of allowing the deferred submittal to be turned in while the main permit is still under review.
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The City of Portland will be adopting the new Oregon statewide building code, Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) 2019 with an effective starting date of October 1, 2019.
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The Bureau of Development Services will have a delayed opening of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 for our annual Bureau-wide employee gathering.
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The State Building Codes Division adopted the 2018 International Residential Code as part of the Oregon Reach Code to provide minimum standards for the construction of tiny houses.
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Portland’s Neighborhood Contact requirements provide an opportunity for those who live, work or otherwise pass by a development site to learn about a project before the owner submits for permits or applies for a land use review.
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Follow the Bureau of Development Services on Facebook, Nextdoor, Twitter and Youtube.
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Read news from Planning and Sustainability about the deconstruction ordinance, expanding opportunities for affordable housing, the River Plan/South Reach and DOZA.
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Effective Monday, December 2, 2019 the BDS Business Practice Policy Additional Plan Review Fees for Permit Revisions and Changes in Scope of Work will go into effect.
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Development Services will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Fix-It Fair on Nov. 23, 2019.
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On October 10, 2018, City Council passed an ordinance that requires owners of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings to place placards on their buildings.
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The intent of the Neighborhood Contact requirement is to provide an informal sharing opportunity between the applicant or representative of a development proposal and the people who live, work and pass by the site on a regular basis - to better allow neighbors to give constructive feedback.
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Read news from the Bureau of Environmental Services about the Stormwater Management and Sewer and Drainage Facilities Design Manuals.
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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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Read news from BPS about the Residential Infill Project, HB2001 & SB534, the proposed amendment to increase deconstruction projects, the connected communities along division transit report, and the review of ezones in North Portland.
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On October 1, 2019, Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry will implement an updated set of the Approved Street Tree Planting Lists.
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During the rainy season, between October 1 and April 30, ground-disturbing construction work requires an elevated level of attention. Wet weather site and erosion control measures are necessary throughout the City.
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Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Nextdoor, and Youtube.
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Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Nextdoor, and Youtube.
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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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Sewer Connections: Permits Required for Sewer Connection and Repair