FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2009
Contact: Ross Caron, Bureau of Development Services 503.823.4268
(Portland, OR) The Bureau of Development Services announced today that the Development Services Center (DSC) will be closed on Mondays, effective August 31, 2009. The DSC hours of operation will also be changing to 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday, effective August 31, 2009. The DSC is located at 1900 SW 4th Ave, first floor.
These changes are in response to the continued decline of revenue and workload that the Bureau has experienced over the last 12 months and the associated staff reductions. The DSC provides customers with all the expertise and services needed to complete Portland’s permitting and land use processes. It includes building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and land use permit intake, review and issuance, as well as, permit records research for properties within the City of Portland.
“The changes to the DSC hours of operation have been made in an effort to continue to provide the most efficient, effective and predictable service to our DSC customers, while making necessary changes to address the current revenue and workload downturn,” said Paul Scarlett the Bureau Director.
Please note that Document Services located on the 2nd floor, where customers pick up approved plans, update plans and submit checksheet responses, will remain open Monday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
The Bureau of Development Services and its interagency partners will continue to provide a full range of services in the DSC Tuesday through Friday.