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Bureau of Development Services fee changes are adopted, effective July 1, 2024

Learn more about the approved fee changes.

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Wanted: Experienced plumbers passionate about safety

The City of Portland seeks an experienced plumber to serve a three-year term on the Plumbing Code Board of Appeal. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Sunday, July 28.

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Portland Permitting & Development launches

To better coordinate services, the City of Portland combines development review teams from five bureaus to form a unified building permit department.

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Have a passion for promoting safety in floating buildings? Consider joining the River Community Advisory Committee

The City of Portland is seeking interested persons who wish to apply to serve a three-year term on the River Community Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through July 21, 2024.

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City of Portland seeks experienced electricians passionate about safety to serve on appeals board

The City of Portland seeks four qualified people to serve on the Electrical Code Board of Appeal. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Sunday, June 2.

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Deadline extended: City of Portland seeks experienced plumbers passionate about safety to serve on appeals board

The City of Portland seeks three people to each serve a three-year term on the Plumbing Code Board of Appeal. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Sunday, May 19.

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Follow these requirements to submit a permit application under fees in effect before July 1, 2024

Fees for permits are proposed to change. Follow these guidelines to submit a permit application under the current fees.

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Are you interested in advising the City of Portland’s permitting processes? Apply to serve on the Development Review Advisory Committee.

The City of Portland is seeking interested persons to serve in one of three positions, each for a three-year term, on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Thursday, April 25.

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Seeking experienced engineers to advise on structural issues

The City of Portland seeks interested and experienced structural engineers to serve in one of three positions, each for a three-year term, on the Structural Engineering Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by Thursday, April 25.

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Interested in balancing neighborhood livability with special events? Apply to serve on the Noise Review Board.

The City of Portland seeks two interested persons, including a construction professional, to serve three-year terms on the Noise Review Board. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Sunday, June 2.

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Are you a developer or contractor of large projects or a frequent customer interested in advising Portland’s permitting processes? Apply to serve on the Development Review Advisory Committee.

The City of Portland is seeking interested persons to serve in one of three positions, each for a three-year term, on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Thursday, Feb. 15.

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Are you a public works permit customer interested in advising 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 position for a three-year term on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Sunday, Oct. 15.

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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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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 land use planning professionals to serve in one position for a three-year term on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Sunday, July 30.

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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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Follow these requirements to submit a permit application under fees in effect before July 1, 2023

Fees for building permit applications will change. Follow these guidelines to submit a permit application under the current fees.

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Bureau of Development Services fee changes, effective July 1, 2023

Learn more about the new fees.

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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 land use planning professionals to serve in one position for a three-year term on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Sunday, April 30.

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Rubio, Development Services release results of housing production survey

To better understand some of the constraints affecting the building of needed housing units in Portland, the City surveyed development professionals to identify changes that may achieve development more quickly.

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