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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.

Noise Concerns

Airplane noise Noise Port of Portland (503) 460-4100
Animal Noises - Legal animal facilities, such as kennels, doggie day cars, or stables Noise Office of Neighborhood Involvement (503) 8237350
Animal Noises - Other animal noises, such as residential to residential noises or a neighbor's barking dog Noise Multnomah County Animal Services (503) 988-7387 (Note: they only accept barking dog complaints online)
Construction activity outside permitted hours Noise Office of Neighborhood Involvement (503) 8237350
Garbage hauler complaints, including truck /pick-up noise Noise Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (503) 823- 7202
Helicopter noise     If the helicopter is from a news agency, contact that agency to file a complaint. Otherwise there is no agency that covers copter noise.
Leaf blower noise Noise Office of Neighborhood Involvement (503) 823-7350
Music too loud Noise Office of Neighborhood Involvement (503) 823-7350
Noise (other than music) from establishments that sell liquor) Noise Office of Neighborhood Involvement (503) 823-3092 (Time Place Manner)
Loud voices Disturbance of the peace Possibly covered by the police (503) 823-3333 (police non-emergency) - do not call 911
Other amplified sounds that are too loud Noise Office of Neighborhood Involvement (503) 823-7350
Railroad noise   Federal Railway Administration Violation Report

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