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Feedback on Title 24 Residential Demolition and Major Residential Alteration and Addition Ordinance Requested

City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services

May 26, 2015


Changes to City of Portland Title 24, Building Regulations, were enacted effective April 20, 2015. These changes affected residential demolitions, and created the Major Residential Alteration and Addition (MRAA) permit category with neighbor notification requirements. A Service Level Update describing the Title 24 Code changes along with new informational web pages describing them can be found at the BDS website.

Part of the ordinance requires that BDS report back to Portland City Council by June 30, 2016 to determine whether any revisions to the Code are necessary. 

  • Do you have feedback on the Demolition and MRAA Ordinance? Submit them to the NEW Comments, Questions, Suggestions, and Concerns webpage set up to gather feedback from the community and construction industry.
  • Your feedback will be part of a report back to City Council on how improvements can be made to the Demolition and Major Residential Alteration and Addition Ordinance.  
  • Want to speak to BDS staff about the Demolition and MRAA Code Changes? You can also request a BDS staff person contact you regarding your comment. This portal is for making comments specific to these code changes only.   

To request a change to the City Codes that BDS administers and enforces NOT related to Residential Demolitions and MRAA, send us an email and choose “Code Change Recommendation” in the subject menu. To recommend changes to the Zoning Code, visit the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s website.  

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