- Current Service Levels and Workload Measures – To address the increased workload, we have organized service level timelines and workload information by service type (updated July 3, 2017)
- Effective July 1, 2017 Required Seismic Certification and Special Inspections for Non-structural Components and Designated Seismic Systems – BDS will require seismic certification and special inspections only for new construction or on existing buildings when the system is upgraded, equipment is replaced, or a change of occupancy occurs whereby the building is reclassified to a Risk Category III or IV.
- Land Use Review Decision Recording Process - Effective June 9, 2017 The Land Use Services Division is changing the process for how approved land use reviews get recorded with Multnomah County.
- Renters Now Receive Notification of Land Use Proposals - Notifications of land use proposals are required to be mailed to the property owners of surrounding lots.
- Brochure 5 - Applying for a New Single Family Residential Project and Sample Fees – Updated Sample Fees
- Systems Development Charges (SDCs) – Updated SDC Fees effective July 1, 2017.
- System Development Charge (SDC) Form, Commercial Projects – Updated SDC Fees effective July 1, 2017.
- Systems Development Charge Form, Residential Projects – Updated SDC Fees effective July 1, 2017.
Code and Program Guides:
- OSSC 3/#4, 4/#4, 5/#1, 10/#3, 34/#3, and OMSC 4/#2 and 5/#2 Cannabis Facilities – This is a new code guide that provides information on fire and building code requirements for cannabis production and processing facilities. It includes but is not limited to applicable building occupancy classifications, hazardous material reports, ventilation, and general permit and construction requirements.
- OSSC/6/#4: Non-Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood Framing Within Exterior Walls of R-2 Occupancy Buildings of Type III Construction – This code guide was revised to clarify that Type IA construction podiums under a Type III construction building is no longer limited to one-story, per the 2015 IBC. Thus, Type III construction buildings that have a Type IA podium of more than one story are able to utilize this code guide.
- OPSC/3/#2: Shared Drywells Serving More than One Lot – This new code guide allows drywells to be shared and/or cross over property lines under certain conditions and with an easement and maintenance agreement.
- OPSC/11/#2: Location of Drywells in Relation to Property Lines and Buildings – This new code guide allows reductions of setbacks for drywells from property lines and from buildings (including underneath buildings) under certain conditions.
- OSSC/16/#6 – Seismic Certification – This is a new code guide that becomes effective July 1, 2017. It outlines the submittal requirements for seismic certification of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing components of designated seismic systems for new structures or equipment for buildings in Risk Categories III and IV per OSSC Table 1604.5.
- UBC/1/#1 Alternate Design, Methods and Materials of Construction for Existing and Historic Buildings (FLEx Guide) – This code guide was rescinded. Based on 1998 code, many references were outdated or non-existent, and primary users of the code guide determined it was no longer necessary.