On October 1st the Bureau of Development Services was proud to announce a new Online Fee Estimator tool. The Online Fee Estimator was developed in conjunction with all City Bureaus that impose fees on commercial and residential development in the City of Portland.
This new resource allows our customers to generate and review potential development fees--not only for BDS building permits, but for System Development Charges required by our Interagency Partners, along with the fees for Trade Permits (plumbing, electrical, and mechanical work) for an entire proposed project.
The Online Fee Estimator is available 24/7 and allows customers to create a development scenario, and then repeatedly edit, modify, and tailor various options to see the financial impacts on the typical costs associated with new construction, additions, alterations, and remodel work. Easy shortcuts are available to customers who want a more streamlined estimate for typical projects.
You can log onto the new Online Fee Estimator from the BDS Homepage, www.portlandoregon.gov/bds
Choose "Online Fee Estimator" to explore this exciting new feature.