1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
May 3, 2016
CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
Year over year growth in the construction industry has outpaced the City’s ability to keep up with related workload and meet several of its turn-around timeline goals. To address the increased workload the Bureau of Development Services, and its development review agencies partners, are in the process of creating new positions and hiring employees. We appreciate your patience as we bring on new employees and apologize for inconveniences caused by the changes to turn-around timelines.
Over the next 6-9 months, as we work on filling vacancies and training staff, applicants can expect the following changes to building permit plan review and pre-issuance timelines:
Please take these timeline changes into consideration as you prepare your project’s permitting schedule.
Complete Applications Can Reduce Review Timelines
The submittal of complete and code compliant building permit applications can help reduce review timelines for individual projects. We strongly encourage applicants to review the minimum submittal requirements outlined in the Commercial New Construction and Additions – Applying for My Permit webpage and/or the Residential Permits webpage. In addition, a new Commercial Life Safety – Completeness Checklist is now available and will help applicants and staff ensure a complete and code compliant application is ready for review.
BDS recognizes and appreciates our business and community partners’ reliance on the services and resources we provide. For more information Contact: Christy Pierce, Permitting Services Manager, at Christine.Pierce@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7916 and/or Tracy Nistler, Permitting Services Manager, at Tracy.Nistler@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-3622.
To learn more about the Bureau of Development Services, visit us online at www.portlandoregon.gov/bds.