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City Expands Business Hours for New Single Family Residential Application Submittals

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City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services


May 13, 2013

Contact: Kareen Perkins, Bureau of Development Services 503.823.3622

Effective May 14th, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) will increase the business hours for customers to submit applications for New Single Family Residences, ADUs and other select One and Two Family permit application types. BDS will expand the hours to submit applications from 4 hours a week to 24 hours a week. The new hours for these permit types will be Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Screening requirements to ensure applications are complete will remain unchanged and the new timeframes for submittal will be strictly applied.

BDS Director, Paul L. Scarlett said, “I’m excited to allow for additional hours for New Single Family Residential Application submittals. The additional time will make it more convenient for our customers and reflect that construction and development in Portland is on the rise.”

Before you visit us downtown or to learn more about this increase in service please review the complete details of this change in our New Single Family Dwelling Application Submittal Hours Service Level Update and NSFR Application Packet online.

Customers can also drop off NSFR application at Permitting Services, located on the 2nd Floor of the 1900 SWFourthBuilding. Hours are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Tuesday through Friday.


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