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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

What is a code violation?

In most cases, investigation of code violations and enforcement action happens when a citizen reports a potential violation. Types of violations that are typically reported and where to report them include: vehicles, construction without permits, residential & commerical, tree/vegetation, noise and other.

Another possible avenue for resolution is to sit down with a mediator and discuss the issue(s) with your neighbor. For info contact Resolutions Northwest.


Vehicles Concerns

DESCRIPTION OF VIOLATION TYPE OF VIOLATION WHICH BUREAU RESPONDS BUREAU CONTACT
Vehicles parked on unpaved areas Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Parking accessory recreational vehicles in the wrong area on a property Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Oversized trucks parked in residential zones Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Vehicles parked/stored without required screening, landscaping and setbacks (generally commercial properties) Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Auto repair/service in wrong zones (i.e. auto business in a residential zone) Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Visibly disabled vehicles on private property Disabled Vehicles on Private Property Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Abandoned/disabled vehicles in the right-of-way Right-of-Way Abandoned Autos (503) 823-7309
Illegally parked vehicles in the right-of-way Right-of-Way Parking Patrol (503) 823-5195
Auto repair in the right-of-way - If being done by an auto repair shop Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Vehicle sales, repair or service business parking, storing, and/or repairing vehicles in the right of way (Title 16) Right-of-Way Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE