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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Neighborhood Inspections Program

Neighborhood Inspections enforces Title 29, the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Portland. This Code is designed and was passed by City Council to reflect the wishes of the neighborhood and the goals of Portlanders.  This Code covers the maintenance of residential dwellings, accessory structures and the land on which they sit. This Title is set up to establish and enforce minimum standards only. Codes are enforced through incremental enforcement. More than just formal enforcement, inspectors and staff provide education and referrals to assist the homeowner toward the common goal of better housing. In the event of non-compliance this department is set up with tools to gain compliance. It is important to note that while primary efforts are toward public safety, part of the mission is the protection of property and contributions to neighborhood livability.

To report a violation contact us at (503) 823-CODE (2633) between the hours of 8-5, Mon-Fri.


Spring Landlord Training Program

Program teaches good management that benefits landlords and community

Housing & Nuisance Code We Enforce

Trash and Debris, Grass and Weeds, Housing Maintenance, Disabled Vehicles on Private Property

Targeted Inspections

A target area is determined on the basis of census for a particular area using various factors such as income, history and request for a focus on the area from the neighborhood.