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Portland Policy Documents

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 .

PPD Overview & Filing Procedures

Description of the PPD and how documents are filed

Guide to PPD Indexing System

Description of how PPD documents are categorized and assigned a number

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of documents are in the PPD, how to research policies, and how to file documents in the PPD?

Subject Index

PPD documents by subcategory

Arts & Culture

Cultural Resources, Historic Preservation and Sister Cities


Small Business

Education & Youth

Education and Youth related policies and rules

Environment (Natural)

Endangered Species, Energy, Food, Global Warming, Natural Resource Protection, Solid Waste and Recycling, and Sustainability

FPDR Administrative Rules

Administrative rules adopted by the Fire & Police Disability & Retirement Fund Board and City Council

Alphabetical Index

Alphabetical Index of Portland Policy Documents