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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Placarding and Tenant Notification Requirements for Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (URMs) in Compliance with Ordinance 189201

On or before January 1, 2019, all publicly-owned unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs) that have not been retrofitted to the standards outlined in Portland City Code Section 24.85.065.F. must be posted with a placard, as outlined in Ordinance 189201 (LINK TO ORDINANCE). If you are an owner of a publicly-owned URM, you should have received notification from the Bureau of Development Services of the requirements by mail. Copies of documents included in that mailing are available online for your reference.

To learn more about Ordinance 189201 and URM buildings in Portland, click here. (LINK TO FAQ) To learn How to Comply with Ordinance 189201, click here. (LINK TO ONE PAGER) For a fillable PDF of the Declaration of Agreement Not to Remove Placard and Acknowledgment of Compliance with Tenant Notification Requirements, click here (LINK TO DOCUMENT)

URM building owners must document compliance with Ordinance 189201 by completing this form on or before January 1, 2019. This form requires the Declaration of Agreement Not to Remove Placard and Acknowledgement of Compliance with Tenant Notification Requirements document (notarized and recorded) as well as a photograph of the placard posted properly on the exterior main entry of the building. Please submit this form only after all requirements outlined in Ordinance 189201 have been met.

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