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Portland City Council unanimously commits to consolidate city permitting

The Council seeks the creation of “a consolidated single permitting entity… with clear authority, responsibility and accountability.”

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Enhanced dashboard provides greater transparency, predictability for building permit review

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the City of Portland’s permitting processes, the Portland Permit Metric Dashboard is updated to offer information that helps customers understand the average times involved in different phases of the permit review process.

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Customer survey indicates improvements in many areas of City’s building permit system

The City of Portland released the results of a second survey, conducted online between July 26 and Aug. 9, to gauge the effectiveness of efforts to assist customers in preparing and submitting a building permit application.

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Audit Update: City advanced building permit reforms; Council and multi-bureau engagement noteworthy

This is a one-year follow-up to our 2021 report, "Long-standing inability to meet customers’ needs won’t improve without better management, sustained governance."

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Commissioners Ryan and Mapps and the Permit Improvement Task Force Announce the Permit Timeline Dashboard

The Permit Timeline Dashboard delivers on Commissioners Ryan’s and Mapps’ promise to increase transparency in citywide permitting, use data to guide permit improvement, set measurable goals, and stay accountable to Portlanders.

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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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Building Permit Review Audit

Getting a building permit in Portland can be a frustratingly slow process. Delays can affect the economy and motivate property owners to skirt the permitting system altogether. Our audit recommends ways to address persistent problems as the City strives for economic recovery from COVID-19.