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Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

BDS Budget Update

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The Proposed City Budget was approved on May 30th and the final budget was adopted on June 21st, with an effective date of July 1st.

The approved additional 17.6 full-time positions will help the bureau improve service in many program areas. Anticipated service improvements include:

  • Improved inspection response:
    • Residential Inspections: From current 90% within 24 hours to projected 98% within 24 hours
    • Commercial Inspections: From current 96% within 24 hours to projected 98% within 24 hours
  • Budget UpdateImproved turnaround times for Land Use Review completeness checks:
    • Type I, IIx, III: from current 30 days to projected 21 days
    • Type II: from current 21 days to projected 14 days
  • Improved "days to first checksheet":
    • ResidentialBuildingCode plan review:
      • New construction: from current 17 days to projected 10-15 days
      • Additions/alteration: from current 15 days to projected 10-15 days
    • CommercialBuildingCode Plan Review:
      • New construction: from current 24 days to projected 20 days
      • Addition/alteration: from current 24 days to projected 15 days
    • Property line adjustments: From current 18 days to projected 15 days
    • Lotconfirmations: From current 16 days to 10 days 

You can find budget information and the bureau’s budget and financial plan documents on the BDS website at www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?c=53730. If you have questions about the BDS budget, please contact BDS Administrative Services Manager Denise Kleim at (503) 823-7338.