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Proposed Changes to Enforcement of Accessory Short Term Rental Requirements

The City of Portland is proposing to change response to violations of Accessory Short Term Rental requirements in an effort to achieve greater compliance with current rules.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
November 16, 2016

Contact: Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, (503) 823-4268  

Proposed Changes to Enforcement of Accessory Short Term Rental Requirements

In August 2014, the City of Portland adopted amendments to the Portland Zoning Code to allow Accessory Short Term Rental (ASTR) operations in residences. These rules were focused on a permitting process for applicants that ensured guests were safe during their stay, and included limitations on the operations of the rental in an effort to ensure that properties continue to retain a primarily long-term residential use. The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) administers the adopted ASTR permit process and responds to complaints concerning ASTR operations. In order to address low levels of compliance with both obtaining a permit and complying with the terms of an issued permit, the City is proposing a new administrative rule regarding enforcement of ASTR requirements. The proposed rule establishes a citation based enforcement process for violations of ASTR requirements and establishes administrative review and appeal procedures for those violations.

“City Council and staff worked hard to establish a permitting process for short term rentals in order to help property owners join the sharing economy” stated City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who is responsible for BDS. “The low level of compliance and increased complaints concerning ASTR requires us to revisit our approach to how we address ASTR issues.”

“Since adoption of new zoning provisions in August 2014, which provide a legal mechanism to successfully operate these accessory businesses in the City of Portland, we have been patiently waiting for compliance rates to voluntary improve” stated BDS Director Paul L. Scarlett. “A new enforcement approach is necessary to ensure that compliance with the ASTR permit requirements are met, which establish minimum safety standards for overnight guests as well as protects livability by limiting the amount of commercial activity in our neighborhoods.” 
 
BDS has received increased complaints regarding properties operating without the legally required ASTR permit as well as complaints regarding properties with issued ASTR permits. Over the last two years, BDS has processed 656 ASTR permits. A recent City of Portland ASTR monitory report estimates that there are approximately 3,000 properties offering short-term rental listings within Portland, equaling a 22% compliance rate for obtaining the required permit. Other complaints center on allegations that the ASTR operation is renting out more bedrooms than allowed by permit, allowing more than 5 overnight guests, or operating the business without a primary long-term resident at the property. BDS is also receiving complaints of short-term rental operations that have discontinued the operation during a previous enforcement 30-day compliance period and have resumed the illegal operation once the BDS enforcement case has been closed.

The proposed administrative rule is intended to improve compliance with ASTR regulations. Currently, when violations of ASTR regulations occur, property owners are given a 30-day compliance period to cease unpermitted activities or obtain permits for activity. If uncorrected, monthly code enforcement fees may be assessed against the property. Under the proposed administrative rule, property owners will not have a 30-day compliance period, and will be issued citations of $1,000-$5,000 per occurrence. Citations may be issued for each day of continued violation. Citations may be reviewed administratively, and then appealed to the Code Hearings Officer. The Code Hearings Officer may request additional documentation including, but not limited to, bank records, relevant tax records, and information from online platforms as a basis for their decision.

A public hearing on the proposed administrative rule will be held Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 4th floor. Further information regarding the public hearing and the draft administrative rule can be found on the BDS website: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/617908.

Questions or comments? Please contact, Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer at ross.caron@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.4268. 

To learn more about the Bureau of Development Services, visit us online at www.portlandoregon.gov/bds.

 

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Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Administrative Rule: Accessory Short Term Rental Enforcement

A public hearing on the proposed administrative rule will be held Friday, December 16, 2016, 12:00-2:00 p.m., 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 4a (4th floor).

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
November 15, 2016

Contact: Mike Liefeld, michael.liefeld@portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-7332  

Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Administrative Rule:
Accessory Short Term Rental Enforcement

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is proposing a new administrative rule, Accessory Short Term Rental Enforcement. The proposed rule 1) establishes a citation based enforcement process for violations of Accessory Short Term Rental regulations of Portland City Code (PCC) 33.207; and 2) establishes administrative review and appeal procedures for those violations.  

Currently, when violations of Accessory Short Term Rental code are confirmed, property owners are given a 30-day compliance period to cease unpermitted activities or obtain permits for activity, where allowed. If uncorrected, fines of $707-$1,414 are assessed on a monthly basis depending on the length of the violation.
 
Under the proposed Accessory Short Term Rental Enforcement Administrative Rule, property owners will not have a 30-day compliance period, and will be issued citations of $1,000-$5,000 per occurrence. Citations may be issued for each day of continued violation. Citations may be reviewed administratively, and then appealed to the Code Hearings Officer. The Code Hearings Officer may request additional documentation including, but not limited to, bank records, relevant tax records, and information from online platforms as a basis for their decision.
 
Any violation of PCC 33.207 would be subject to the rule, including but not limited to, operating an accessory short term rental without a required permit, renting out more bedrooms than allowed by a permit, allowing more than 5 overnight guests, or utilizing a property as an accessory short term rental without a primary long-term resident.
 
View the draft administrative rule or at BDS at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 5th floor. Copies will also be available for review at the hearing.

A public hearing on the proposed administrative rule will be held in December.
 
Date:                Friday, December 16, 2016
Time:               12:00-2:00 p.m.
Location:         1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 4a (4th floor)
 
Comments will be accepted in person at the hearing or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016. Submit written comments to Mike Liefeld at BDS, michael.liefeld@portlandoregon.gov

To learn more about the Bureau of Development Services, visit us online at www.portlandoregon.gov/bds.

 

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7300, the TTY at 503-823-6868 or the Oregon Relay Service: 711.
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BDS Lunch & Learn: The Portland Metropolitan Levee System and BDS’s Role in its Future

Friday, November 18, 2016 from Noon – 1:00 PM, 2nd Foor Conference Room 2500A, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland OR, 97201

BDS Lunch & Learn

Join the Bureau of Development Services Staff for a FREE Presentation and Discussion on

The Portland Metropolitan Levee System and
BDS’s Role in its Future
 

Friday, November 18, 2016 from Noon - 1:00 pm
Bureau of Development Services - 1900 Building
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland OR, 97201 - 2nd Floor Room 2500A

The Portland Metropolitan Levee System and BDS’s Role in its Future

On the south shore of the Columbia River, in the Portland, Oregon Metro area, lies a 12,000-acre area that relies on a federal flood control system managed by four drainage districts. The area, part of the Columbia Corridor, is critical to the economic future of the region.

This system includes approximately 27 miles of levees and 45 miles of ditches and sloughs drained by 13 pump stations. The four drainage districts (the Districts) are: Peninsula Drainage District #1 (PEN 1), Peninsula Drainage District #2 (PEN 2), Multnomah County Drainage District #1 (MCDD), and Sandy Drainage Improvement Company (SDIC). MCDD acts as the administrative manager for all four.  

Since Hurricane Katrina, federal agencies have been instituting a new regime of levee and floodplain regulations. MCDD along with the Port of Portland, City of Portland, and Multnomah County have worked together to create a coalition of over 20 organizations, Levee Ready Columbia (LRC). LRC is committed to a collaborative and pro-active approach to flood risk reduction to ensure that the levee system meet federal standards.  

There are high economic, social, and environmental risks posed by these aging levees systems. The risk posed by flooding in the Columbia Corridor alone runs in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Local levee agencies require a reliable, long-term relationship with local governments, state, and federal partners to ensure resilient levee infrastructure in Oregon. This presentation will discuss the history of the drainage districts, how the levees and stormwater management system function, and how development impacts these flood reduction systems. 

MCDD and BDS staff will be available to answer questions.

If you have questions about the event, contact Colleen Poole at 503-823-7889.

Para solicitar traducción, por favor llame a 503-823-7300 antes de el 15 de noviembre.

Download the flyer in PDF format (Printable Version)

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The Bureau of Development Services is Seeking Input on a Proposed Slope Stability Code Guide

Comments and feedback are welcome and should be sent to Ericka.Koss@portlandoregon.gov. The public comment period will be open until Friday, December 9, 2016.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
November 10, 2016

The Bureau of Development Services is Seeking Input on a
Proposed Slope Stability Code Guide

The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services is seeking input on a proposed Slope Stability Code Guide. This document provides guidance and minimum requirements for slope stability assessment for developments proposed in potential landslide hazard areas. The code guide can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/597690.

Comments and feedback are welcome and should be sent to Ericka.Koss@portlandoregon.gov. The public comment period will be open until Friday, December 9, 2016. 

 


The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7300, the TTY at 503-823-6868 or the Oregon Relay Service: 711.
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New PortlandMaps.Com Building Permit Search

In an effort to improve public access and the usability of building permit information contained in the Portland Maps website, the City of Portland Bureau of Technology Services and the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) launched a new Advanced Permit Search Function.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
October 12, 2016

Contact: Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, (503) 823-4268  

New PortlandMaps.Com Building Permit Search

In an effort to improve public access and the usability of building permit information contained in the Portland Maps website (www.portlandmaps.com), the City of Portland Bureau of Technology Services and the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) launched a new Advanced Permit Search Function. This new function allows customized searches of building permit records filtered by permit type, neighborhoods, and date range. The City will be adding land use review applications and enforcement case records to the advanced search functionality in the near future. 

New PortlandMaps.Com Building Permit Search

Advanced Permit Search Function

In addition to the Portland Maps Advanced Search Function, BDS has also developed several Portland Maps Galleries that are focused on specific building permit types, including:

Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Residential Demolitions

Residential Demolitions

Residential Construction

Residential Construction

Commercial Demolitions

Commercial Demolitions

Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Portland staff are available to give presentations to community or business groups on how to use these new tools. If you would like to schedule a demonstration, please contact Ross Caron at Ross.Caron@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-4268.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bureau of Development Services, please visit us at www.portlandoregon.gov/bds and subscribe to receive other Bureau of Development Services notification.


The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7300, the TTY at 503-823-6868 or the Oregon Relay Service: 711.
503-823-7300 Traducción e interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch | 翻译或传译
Письменныйили устный перевод | 翻訳または通訳 | Traducere sau Interpretare
번역 및 통역 | Письмовий або усний переклад | Turjumida ama Fasiraadda
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