1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
The Compliance Services section enforces compliance with the City codes and the State building codes. Each year BDS inspectors respond to over 10,000 inquiries pertaining to zoning, construction, dangerous buildings and other violations.
Enforcement of Title 29 including Nuisance (trash and debris, tall grass and weeds, disabled vehicles on private property) and Housing (property maintenance and conditions of structures) violations.
Find out about the types of code violations.
Find out about how to report a code violation to the bureau
Find out how the bureau responds to a code violation.
Find out how neighborhood mediation can help
For suspected tree violations call (503) 823-TREE (8733) or email email@example.com.
This web page provides information regarding homelessness issues and camping on public property and public right-of-ways. Concerns regarding camping on private property may be reported to BDS under "reporting code violations" above.
On Feb. 2, 2017 Portland City Council passed a milestone that mandates relocation assistance for involuntarily displaced tenants. Ordinance 188219 requires landlords to provide relocation assistance if they enact no-cause evictions or increase rent by 10 percent or more in a 12-month period.