Demolitions and Major Residential Alterations and Additions
The most up to date information about residential demo permits can be found on www.portland.gov/bds/residential-permitting/rs-demo-permits.
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BDS has compiled the following information regarding demolition and major alterations and additions. Please use the links below to view information on City Code requirements.
As of February 10, 2020, new Interim Administrative Rules for the City of Portland Residential Building Demolition program are in effect.
When BDS receives a permit application to demolish a one or two family structure, various criteria are applied to determine if a delay is required.
Dust and site control measures are now required for demolitions of structures used for residential purposes with four or fewer dwelling units.
Information on the new Major Residential Alteration and Addition permit has been developed and outlines what a Major Residential Alteration and Addition permit is and what notification and delay requirements apply.
Asbestos abatement and structural demolition activities may discharge asbestos and lead paint particulates as well as other pollutants that are prohibited from entering the City stormwater system, but may be authorized to enter the sanitary sewer system.
The map includes demolition permit activity for single family dwelling and duplex demolitions by year back to 2005.
To request a change to the City Codes that BDS administers and enforces, send us an email and choose “Code Change Recommendation” in the subject menu.
The purpose of this website is to gather comments, questions, suggestions and concerns regarding the Residential Demolition and Major Residential Alteration and Addition Ordinance.