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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.


Trees/Vegetation Concerns

DESCRIPTION OF VIOLATION TYPE OF VIOLATION WHICH BUREAU RESPONDS BUREAU CONTACT
Bushes/trees/vegetation encroaching into right-of-way Nuisance Code Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Dead or dying trees on private property Nuisance Code Bureau of Development Services

(503) 823-CODE (2633)

Note that a report is required from a certified arborist regarding the condition of the tree.

Low tree limbs over adjacent street/sidewalk from private property trees Nuisance Code Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Low tree limbs over adjacent street/sidewalk from public property trees   Urban Forestry

(503) 823-4489

If tree is in the parking strip contact Urban Forestry at (503) 823-4489.

Tree cutting or other vegetation removal in an environmental zone Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)