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Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Life Safety/Building Code

In general, where there is no change of use, only new work is required to meet the current code. Existing conditions or arrangements that will not be altered or affected by the proposed work can be maintained even where they don't meet the current code. BDS has some detailed information in the Fire and Life Safety Code Guide for Existing Buildings.

 

Heartbleed Security Notice

A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server.

PortlandOregon.gov is NOT affected by this vulnerability as it does not use the OpenSSL software library. Please rest assured we are dedicated to protecting your security on this website.