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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.


Other Concerns

DESCRIPTION OF VIOLATION TYPE OF VIOLATION WHICH BUREAU RESPONDS BUREAU CONTACT
CROW (Commercial containers stored on the right-of-way Right-of-Way Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (503) 823-7202
Empty garbage/recycling containers left on the curb Right-of-Way Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (503) 823-7202
Exterior display/storage by a commercial business in a zone that does not allow this activity Zoning Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Garbage at bus shelters Right-of-Way Tri-Met (503) 238-7433 #4 
Garbage dumped in the street that is blocking traffic Right-of-Way Bureau of Maintenance (503) 823-1700
Garbage dumped that is not blocking traffic Nuisance Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Graffiti Hotline Crime Prevention Office of Neighborhood Involvement (503) 823-4824
Illegal Dumping Nuisance Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Liquid waste draining into street drain Right-of-Way Bureau of Environmental Services (503) 823-7180
Sewer and/or rain drain breaks

Nuisance

Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)
Sidewalk obstructions

Nuisance

Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-CODE (2633)