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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Plans Examiner - November/December 2012

  • 26th Annual Fix-It Fair Season

    Fix-It Fairs are free events where you can learn simple and effective ways to save money at home this winter and stay healthy.

  • Service Level Update for Sanitary and Stormwater Facilities for Land Divisions for Attached Houses

    Effective immediately, for all land divisions for attached houses, separate sanitary and stormwater systems will be required for each lot, and no portion of the system for an individual lot may be located on any other lot.

  • Parking Study and Community Forum

    Many new apartment projects along main street corridors and in certain commercial districts do not provide off-street parking spaces, which has raised concerns among neighbors and business owners about parking congestion.

  • Draft Code Amendments to Improve Historic Design Review Released in Mid-November

    Public invited to comment on a discussion draft

  • BDS Fee Change Update

    On October 24th, City Council approved two small fee changes – an increase to the Reroof Permit and Inspection Fee and the inclusion of Wind and Solar Generation Systems fees.

  • DRAC Updates

    At its September meeting, the DRAC discussed the need for funding for staff to perform general review and updating of City Code, particularly the City Zoning Code (Title 33).

  • Cold Outside, Cozy Inside

    Receive a FREE Home Energy Assessment that pinpoints energy waste, then your upgrade team gets to work.

  • 2012 Holiday Closure Schedule

    Recognizing our business and community partners' reliance on the services and resources we provide, the Bureau of Development Services is providing advance notice of its Holiday closure schedule.

  • Construction Sites and Erosion Control Measures

    Make sure you have your Best Management Practices in place before the next rain storm and avoid job site delays or having to make corrections in the rain.

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  • Fall 2012 Landlord Training Program

    These classes work to build on a partnership between property owners, tenants, and city agencies to create safe communities and residences.

  • BDS Online Fee Estimator

    The Online Fee Estimator is available 24/7 and allows customers to create a development scenario, and then repeatedly edit, modify, and tailor various options to see the financial impacts on the typical costs associated with new construction, additions, alterations, and remodel work.

  • ITAP Update - Vendor Selected

    The ITAP Request for Proposal (RFP) process was completed. The ITAP Proposal Review Committee awarded Sierra Systems the highest total points out of the top three vendors, per the RFP scoring system.