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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Fall 2012 Landlord Training Program

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The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services is currently scheduling its Fall Landlord Training Program to be held in December 2012. Class sign-in begins at 8 a.m. and starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. The class lasts a full 8 hours, with a 1-hour lunch break mid-day and concluding by 5:00 p.m. There is no charge for attending this class, but purchase of the $20 (cash or check please) Landlord Training manual on site is highly recommended. Landlord Training 2012Please note the class does not currently offer credit towards real estate continuing education. These classes work to build on a partnership between property owners, tenants, and city agencies to create safe communities and residences. Funding for this program is provided by the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R).

The Bureau of Development Services partners with the Portland Police Bureau, PF&R and other City offices to provide current, helpful effective information on property management to ensure safe, crime free rental properties. Presentations are made by Housing Inspectors, Crime Prevention Specialists, Police Bureau Neighborhood Response Team Officers, and PF&R Community Education Inspectors. These City staff are also available at the trainings to answer attendees’ questions.

This program has received overwhelmingly positive responses from attendees. Landlords who have taken the course state they feel more confident in their ability to screen applicants, recognize signs of illegal activity, and take action or deal with problem tenant behaviors when they arise. Topics covered in the eight-hour training session include: property management to prevent crime or loss of investment, best practices in applicant screening, signs of dishonest applicants, rental agreements, crisis resolution/eviction, and partnering with police crime prevention specialist and housing inspectors.

The classes are offered free of charge. At the end of each session, attendees are provided a certificate of completion. Attendance also is required for the Enhanced Safety Properties program through the Portland Police Bureau and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention.

Please check the BDS website to register and for the most up to date information on this dynamic and informative class. Advanced registration is recommended and available on our website. Visit to register and