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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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The building code building code requires that new work (such as new restrooms) meets current accessibility standards AND requires spending up to 25% of the value of a project on improving the access to and within an establishment. This "25% rule" applies to changes of occupancy as well as remodeling projects. The code lists the order of priority for improvements:

  1. parking, 
  2. an accessible entrance, 
  3. an accessible route to the altered area, 
  4. at least one accessible restroom for each sex or an additional single unisex restroom, etc.

For more information on accessibility requirements, speak to a Life Safety Reviewer at (503) 823-1456.