1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Applications for demolition permits are subject to a variety of requirements specified in Portland City Code Chapter 24.55.
These requirements include providing notice of the demolition and implementing site and dust control measures. Separate requirements apply to historic structures that are subject to the Zoning Code sections 33.445.800 – 33.445.810 and 33.846.080. For information on obtaining a residential demolition permit, please see Residential Demolitions Permits.
Effective July 1, 2018, all demolition projects of structures used for residential purposes with four or fewer dwelling units, including accessory structures on those sites and mixed-use structures, must comply with the dust and site control measures outlined in Portland City Code Section 24.55.205.
See the Demolition Administrative Rules for additional information on how the dust and site control requirements will be implemented.
When Demolition Delay applies, BDS and the permit applicant must perform the following notifications:
Demolitions of 1-2 dwelling unit structures in areas with a residential Comprehensive Plan Map designation are subject to a mandatory 35-day demolition delay and a possible additional 60-day delay. Please see Portland City Code 24.55.200 for complete criteria.
Any person may request an extension of the demolition delay period for up to an additional 60 days by filing an appeal of the issuance of the demolition permit in writing on forms provided by the Bureau of Development Services by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the initial 35-day notice and delay period. The appeal application must include all of the following:
Owner Intent to Demolish Form
The owner of the property must sign a Property Owner’s Intent to Demolish Acknowledgement Statement as a formal acknowledgement that they are aware of the primary uses permitted under current zoning on the site.