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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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What does the Demolition Delay Ordinance require?


  • Mailed: Notice mailed to addresses within 150 feet of property, recognized organizations, Architectural Heritage Ctr. and Restore OR
  • Posted Notice: None.
  • Door Hangers: Posted by owner on surrounding properties 5 days before demo activity

Self Certification Regarding Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint

  • Must be completed by the owner or owner’s representative and provided to BDS prior to permit issuance

Delay Period

  • 35 days from date BDS accepts permit application

Extension of Delay

  • Possible 60 day extension of the delay period, if an appeal filed and demonstrate actively pursuing alternative to demolition