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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.


Commercial & Residential Concerns

DESCRIPTION OF VIOLATION TYPE OF VIOLATION WHICH BUREAU RESPONDS BUREAU CONTACT
Commercial businesses in a residential zone Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Exit concerns for commercial businesses (i.e. blocked/locked exit ways, exit signs not working, etc) Fire Fire Marshal’s Office (503) 823-3700
Over height (taller than 6 foot) accessory structures in building setbacks Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Pavement placed for parking purposes without the required zoning permit Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Over height fence in front setback (usually fences are required to be 3 ½ feet in the front setback). Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Home businesses with customers or an employee without the required home occupation permit Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Violations of a Land Use Review conditions of approval Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Overlay zone (E-zones, scenic resource zones, others) violations Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Plan Districts violations Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Temporary activities exceeding time or area limits, including garage sales Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Light glare from a commercial site to a residential site Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Tree cutting or other vegetation removal in an environmental zone Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Safety issues such as collapsing buildings or retaining walls Dangerous Building Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Erosion issues on a property Erosion Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Landslides Erosion Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Maintenance of a residential structure, i.e. leaking roof, peeling paint, people living in a garage, etc. Housing Code Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Ext. Maintenance of non-residential structures, i.e. peeling paint, missing siding, etc.

 

Derelict Buildings, i.e. boarded, vacant.

Housing Code Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Illegal Occupancies Housing Code Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Vacant structure open to entry Nuisance Code Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Trash/debris on the exterior of a property Nuisance Code Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Tall Grass/Weeds Nuisance Code Bureau of Development Services

(503) 823-CODE (2633)

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Basketball hoops on parking strips Right-of Way Street Systems, Transportation (503) 823-7002
Basketball hoops on telephone poles Right-of Way Electrical Utility Company Contact PGE or PP & L (whichever is the provider for the area)
Bushes/trees/vegetation encroaching into right of way Nuisance Code Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Broken/unsafe sidewalks Right-of Way Maintenance Operations, Transportation (503) 823-1711
Structures/fences built in right of way Right-of Way Street Systems, Transportation (503) 823-7002
Visibility at Intersections Right-of Way Traffic Management, Transportation (503) 823-5211

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