- Residential Building Combination Inspection Record Cards – update to add Tree Preservation inspection, and earlier update to add Radon inspection. Additional editing of inspection order and formatting for increased customer service.
- Do I Need a Permit for My Project: (Brochure 2) revised to better reflect Overlay Zone requirements, and additional contact information.
- Do I Need a Permit for My Project (Brochure 2) translated into Spanish - BDS recently added another informational brochure translation for better outreach and customer service.
- Guide to Residential Permits and Inspections (Brochure 1) revised to include Tree Code requirements, minor edits to layout, information, and updated pictures of staff.
- Converting Attics, Basements and Garages to Living Space (Brochure 9) minor edits to text and to requirements for landings (see revised Code Guide below on Habitable Space Standards).
BDS Webpage Updates:
Accessory Short Term Rentals - Effective February 13, 2015 the Accessory Short Term Rental (ASTR) regulations have been extended to include residents of apartment and condo buildings who want to rent bedrooms to outside guests for less than 30 days. Read the Service Level Update our go straight to the BDS Accessory Short Term Rental Permitting in a Multi-Dwelling Structure webpages for more information.
Bureau of Development Services Workload Measures - The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Workload Measures Dashboard includes a number of graphs updated weekly, that provide a general picture of the Bureau’s permitting workload. Updates include:
- A percent of permits meeting First Review Turnaround Goals graph.
- A new section in the Explanation page that provides background on the graph, in addition to details on the other graphs and tables.
BDS worked with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) to publish the presentation “ABCs of Land Use Training Information” on their website, take a look for a great overview of Land Use Code Title 33. A link to this page is found on the BDS website Zoning/Land Use, scroll down to find it towards the bottom of the page. BDS Zoning Land Use staff have also been busy editing multiple documents to incorporate the recently implemented Tree Code, which now has its own website. In addition, they worked with BDS and Tree staff to develop these two informational flyers on Tree regulations for both development and non-development situations.
- New/updated Code Guide IBC/11/#5 – Elevators, Accessible Parking, and Type A Dwelling Units and Type B Dwelling Units in Apartment Buildings. This Code Guide will help designers and reviewers understand and implement the OSSC’s complex and interconnected requirements for elevators, accessible parking, and Type A and Type B dwelling units in apartment buildings.
- Updated Code Guide IBC/11/#7 and IBC/34/#2 – Accessibility Upgrade Requirements in Existing Buildings (25% Rule). This Code Guide provides explanations, hypothetical examples and definitions of terminology relating to OSSC and State law accessibility upgrade requirements.
- New Code Guide IBC/29/#1 – Minimum Number of Toilet Room Plumbing Fixturesin Small Drinking and Dining Establishments. This Code Guide allows alternative methods of calculating the minimum number of toilet facilities required in small bars, restaurants, coffee and taverns without the need to file a building code appeal.
- IRC/3/#1: Habitable Space Standards for Existing Elements within One and Two Family Dwellings.
New Code Guide IBC/29/#1: Minimum Number of Toilet Room Plumbing Fixtures in Small Drinking and Dining Establishments.
Rescind Code Guide UBC/13/#1-Loose Fill Insulation on Sloped Ceilings. The Oregon Revised Structural Code (ORSC) Section 1104.2, now addresses when loose fill insulation is allowed. Therefore, this code guide is no longer necessary.