Demolition Delay and Notification Information - Residential Demolitions
BDS has compiled the following information regarding the demolition of one and two family structures.
When BDS receives a permit application to demolish a one or two family structure, various criteria are applied to determine if a delay is required.
Commonly asked questions concerning the history and intent of the Demolition Delay Ordinance.
Using the criteria and work flow above, BDS will either require or request contractors provide a Notification when a one and or two family dwelling is being demolished.
The Demolition Delay Chart outlines common triggers for demolition delay and some criteria for demolition delay exceptions.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has compiled data on demolition applications from 1998 through 2013 and single dwelling demolitions by Comprehensive Plan zone, as well as a map of residential demolitions from 1996 to April 2014.
Portland City Code Chapter 24.55 contains the Demolition Delay Ordinance.
If a one or two family dwelling is a historic or conservation landmark or is located in a historic resource overlay zone, it may be subject to additional notification and delay requirements under the Zoning Code.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regulates renovations, repairs and removal of asbestos-containing materials. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) provides information regarding lead-based paint and renovation, repair and painting.
Where do I look up issued permits and permit applications? Both the BDS website and Portland Maps website offer information on current permits issued to a property and a recent history of BDS permits and BDS enforcement.
Effective April 30, 2014, the Bureau of Development Services is applying the Demolition Delay Provisions of the City’s Building Regulations, Title 24.55.200, to proposals where the application for the demolition of a single family residence...
To request a change to the City Codes that BDS administers and enforces, send us an email and choose “Code Change Recommendation” in the subject menu.