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DSC and Permitting Services Hours of Operation Reduced Thursdays to Address Workload and Staff Training

BDS Service Level Update

Service Level Update:
Development Services Center (DSC) and Permitting Services Hours of Operation Reduced Thursdays to Address Workload and Staff Training

Starting Thursday, November 6th, the City’s Development Services Center (DSC) and 2nd Floor Permitting Services will be closed every Thursday at 12:00 PM to address permit workload and staff training needs. All other BDS hours of operation remain the same. The following table and bullets provide information on these changes.

Table of Development Services Center Hours and Services as of Thursday, November 6, 2014
DSC Services Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Building permit submittal
Building Permit review
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
New One & Two Family permit intake 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Trade Permits, Records, Sign Permits 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM   8:00 AM to 3:00 PM   8:00 AM to 12:00 PM   8:00 AM to 3:00 PM  
General Life Safety & Zoning questions   8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
BDS Interagency partner services – Water, Transportation, BES 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM   8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The following bullets provide additional detail to the changes going into effect on Thursday, November 6, 2014:

  • BDS Interagency partners co-located in the DSC (Water Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Bureau of Environmental Services) will also be operating on this reduced schedule.

  • New Single Family Residence (NSFR) Permit screening and set-up hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and Thursday from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. NSFR Permits apply to new 1 and 2 Family Dwellings, detached Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s), and placement of manufactured homes on individual lots.

  • For more information on this change, please see our October 30, 2014 Customer Notifcation.