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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

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What We Do

Program Overview

The City of Portland Noise Control Program works to improve neighborhood livability by enforcing the city's noise regulations and issuing Noise Variances for events and activities that necessitate more noise than the code normally allows.

Noise Code Enforcement - The noise code covers noise issues within the City of Portland limits and does not extend to unincorporated Multnomah or Washington Counties. The noise code uses the measurement of noise levels to determine if a violation exists and is based on the zone in which you live or work. Portland City Code Title 18 gives the Office of Neighborhood Involvement authority to enforce regulations covering most aspects of noise pollution. Title 18 was developed to control the level of noise in the City of Portland in a way that promotes the use, value and enjoyment of one's property and the urban environment.

The noise code covers noise issues within the City of Portland limits and does not extend to unincorporated Multnomah or Washington Counties.


City Code Title 18

Gives the Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Noise Control Program the authority to enforce regulations covering most aspects of noise pollution in the city of Portland.