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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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How long is the Type A permit valid and how often do I need an inspection from BDS?

The resident of a Type A accessory short-term rental must obtain a permit from BDS every two years. City Council directed the Bureau of Development Services to perform a site inspection of the bedroom(s) to be used as a short-term rental for the initial application and every 6 years thereafter. In the intervening renewal years, or years 2, 4, 8, 10, etc., the resident may self-certify compliance with the bedroom requirements of 33.207.040.B.4.