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What is the PPD?
The Portland Policy Documents (PPD) began as a joint initiative of the Mayor's Office and Auditor's Office to capture all City policies and administrative rules in one central location. Ordinance No. 175959, effective in October 2001, created the PPD and directed the Auditor to gather all City policies and rules and publish them on the Internet. City Code Chapter 1.07 governs the PPD.
As documents are filed for inclusion in the PPD, the City Auditor will publish them to this site. Use the links on the navigation bar to the left to view policies alphabetically or by category and to search the PPD.
Questions about pending documents should be forwarded to the Auditor's Office Policy Publishing Staff .
Description of the PPD and how documents are filed
Description of how PPD documents are categorized and assigned a number
What types of documents are in the PPD, how to research policies, and how to file documents in the PPD?
PPD filing forms
PPD documents by subcategory
Archives & Records, Council, Elections, Ombudsman, Purchasing, Public Involvement & Management Systems
Cultural Resources, Historic Preservation and Sister Cities
Education and Youth related policies and rules
Emergency planning and management
Assessments and Liens, Development Services, Green Building, Land Divisions , LIDs, Measure 37, Noise Control, Nuisance, Planning, Regulatory Improvement, Stormwater and Sewer, Urban Renewal Areas and Urban Services
Endangered Species, Energy, Food, Global Warming, Natural Resource Protection, Solid Waste and Recycling, and Sustainability
Accounting, Budget, Financial Administration, Levies and Taxation, Treasury and Debt
Administrative rules adopted by the Fire & Police Disability & Retirement Fund Board and City Council
Affordable Housing and Homelessness
Human Resources related policies and rules
Business & Personal Income Taxes, Licenses, Private-for-Hire Transportation, Private Property Impound Tows
Park Uses and Urban Forestry
Includes fire prevention policies and rules (category formerly named Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management)
Includes Police & Independent Police Review policies & rules
Technology Services related policies and rules
Parking, Right-of-Way, Street Lighting, Streets & Sidewalks, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, Transporation Options, Transportation Planning
Cable and Franchises, Water Works, Water Customer Service, Water System Engineering
Assorted Files linked in PPD