ONI Main: 503-823-4519
City/County Info: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
Portland’s volunteer Noise Review Board currently has an open position, beginning March 1, 2016. One seat is open for a “Citizen- at- Large” community representative on the board.
The Board is comprised of five members including: three citizen- at -large positions, a representative from the construction industry, and a professional in the field of acoustics. Appointments to the volunteer Noise Review Board are made for a three-year period, and NRB members may serve two terms.
The Noise Review Board normally meets once a month on the second Wednesday evening of the month. The Board is charged with making decisions on Noise Variances for projects that range from nighttime construction projects to large outdoor concerts. The Board also works to develop long term objectives for achieving reduction of sound levels in the community.
If you have further questions regarding the Noise Review Board, contact the City’s Noise Control Officer, Paul van Orden at (503) 823-5829. Interested parties are encouraged to file an official application for the City of Portland Noise Review Board and attend a Noise Review Board meeting (next scheduled meeting is February 10th, 2016 at 6 PM). Applications can be acquired from the City’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Completed applications should be filed by no later than Friday February 12, 2016 .
For applications please go to:
ENFORCEMENT I COMPLAINT PRIORITIES
With the limited number of staff in the City of Portland’s Noise Control Office, we want to make sure to provide realistic response expectations to our community members for noise complaints. This allows us to effectively process the most critical cases.
The Noise Control Office uses a 3 category system to assign enforcement resources.
Priority 1 cases are the most urgent cases and our Noise Inspector will continue to respond to these situations as the main focus.
Priority 2 cases are less urgent and we are only able to apply limited field resources to try to resolve these cases.
Priority 3 cases are considered low priority and no field work toward enforcement/compliance action will be taken at this time. A basic warning letter will be sent in some Priority 3 cases. This is intended to help develop a case the Noise Control Office may be able to inspect at a later point when the workload has slowed down.
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Noise Control Program
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110
Portland, OR 97204