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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.


Construction Without Permit Concerns

DESCRIPTION OF VIOLATION TYPE OF VIOLATION WHICH BUREAU RESPONDS BUREAU CONTACT
Electrical, plumbing or mechanical work without permits Construction without permit Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Grading and/ or fill work without permits (in excess of # cu yds)
Construction without permit Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Residential structural work without permits (i.e. addition to a house, construction of a new garage or accessory structures over 200 sq.ft., fences over seven feet tall, demolition of a house, etc.) Construction without permit Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Commercial structural work without permits (i.e. change of occupancy without required permits, addition to structure, structural tenant improvements, etc.) Construction without permit Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Illegal units unoccupied. If occupied then a HS case. Construction without permit Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)