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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Development Services Boards

 Below you will find descriptions of advisory boards for which the Bureau of Development Services is seeking new members. A brief description is provided below. Click the links below the descriptions for more information, desired qualifications, and applications.

Adjustment Committee

The Adjustment Committee consists of seven volunteer members, none of whom may hold public elective office.  The committee must include three persons representing the public at large; two members in either urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture; and two members experienced in either engineering, financing construction, management of buildings, or land development. The members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

There is currently a vacancy in one of the Public-at-Large positions.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Historic Landmarks Commission

The Historic Landmarks Commission provides leadership and expertise on maintaining and enhancing Portland's historic and architectural heritage. The Commission identifies and protects buildings and other properties that have historic or cultural significance or special architectural merit. The Commission provides advice on historic preservation matters, and coordinates historic preservation programs in the City. The Commission is also actively involved in the development of design guidelines for historic districts.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Building Code Board of Appeals

The Building Code Board of Appeals is authorized under Portland City Code 24.10.080 and the State of Oregon Structural Specialty Code. The Building Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of building code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Electrical Code Board of Appeals

The Electrical Code Board of Appeals hears appeals where an applicant is aggrieved by the findings of the weekly Administrative Appeals Board.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Plumbing Code Board of Appeals

The Plumbing Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of plumbing code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Mechanical Code Board of Appeals

The Mechanical Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Mechanical Code. The Mechanical Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of mechanical code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board

For more information and to apply, click here.