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Deconstruction Requirements Effective October 31, 2016

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SERVICE UPDATE
October 21, 2016

Contact: Shawn Wood, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, (503) 823-5468  

Deconstruction Requirements Effective October 31, 2016

Portland City Council adopted an ordinance, including code language, which requires projects seeking a demolition permit of a house or duplex to fully deconstruct that structure if it was built in 1916 or earlier or is a designated historic resource. The new deconstruction requirements become effective October 31, 2016. Demolition permit applications deemed complete prior to October 31st are not subject to this new requirement. 

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Explore Deconstruction

Visit the City of Portland’s website www.exploredecon.com for more details about the new deconstruction policy and to find a Certified Deconstruction Contractor that can perform the work covered by the new rules.

To find information about what year a building was constructed:

  1. Go to www.portlandmaps.com
  2. Enter the building address
  3. “Year Built” is the first item in the list of information about the property

To find out if a building as designated historic resource, call the Bureau of Development Service’s Planning & Zoning Hotline at 503-823-7526.

Contact Information:
For more information Contact: Shawn Wood, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, at Shawn.Wood@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5468.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bureau of Development Services, please visit us at www.portlandoregon.gov/bds and subscribe to receive other Bureau of Development Services notification.

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