1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
On February 12, 2015, Portland City Council approved changes to City of Portland Title 24, Building Regulations, eliminating demolition delay exemptions, increasing public notification for residential demolitions, and revising the rules for appealing the issuance of a residential demolition permit. The Code changes also created a new Major Residential Alterations and Additions (MRAA) permit category that requires advanced neighborhood notification. Along with implementation of these Code changes, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) will require the applicants of these two permit types to submit a Self-Certification form that states they are in compliance with regulations governing asbestos and lead-based paint. These changes go into effect April 20, 2015.
A document summarizing the changes to projects in the MRAA permit category was published by BDS on March 12, 2015. More information on the changes can be found on the BDS Major Residential Alteration and Addition webpage and by viewing Ordinance 187017.
A summary of the changes to single family residential demolition permitting that go into effect April 20, 2015;
In addition to notification and delay changes, the process to request an extension of the 35 day delay period will change:
For information on notification and appeal requirements, downloadable Door Hangers, Self-Certification Regarding Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint form, and the Delay Appeal form, visit the Residential Permits Demolition webpage. You can also visit the Development Services Center or call 503-823-7300.