FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2011
Contact: Ross Caron | Bureau of Development Services | 503.823.4268
(Portland, Oregon) This is an advisory to our customers noting the recent City Council approval of proposed increases in development review fees, including the fees the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) charges on building permits, trade permits and land use review applications.
Effective Friday, July 1, 2011, the majority of fees BDS collects to fund its operations will be increased by 5% to 8%. To view a detailed list of the BDS fee schedules please visit the BDS webpage at: www.portlandonline.com/bds/feechanges.
In order to accommodate the increase in permit and land use review submittal activity that historically proceeds an increase in development related fees, all complete applications submitted between 8 AM and 12 PM Wednesday and Thursday, June 29th and 30th, will be processed.
BDS Director Paul Scarlett stated, "The City Council approved fee increases will allow BDS to maintain and increase the level of service we are currently providing our land use, plan review and inspections customers. I am also happy to be able to have the staff on hand to help all customers with complete applications in the Development Services Center (DSC) by noon Wednesday and Thursday, June 29th and 30th".
Please note that other City agencies responsible for reviewing and inspecting development projects have separate fees and charges that may also increase July 1, 2011. Contact information for these bureaus can be found on the webpage link provided above.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, at (503) 823-4268 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.