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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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When was the Demolition Delay Ordinance first enacted?

Demolition delay was first included in the Portland City Code in 1975 as part of the City’s enforcement relating to dangerous and abandoned buildings. The City Council subsequently enacted the Demolition Delay Ordinance in its current form in 1988. It has since been amended four times: in 1990, 1997, 2002, and 2015.