1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2016
Contact: Ross Caron, Bureau of Development Services 503.823.4268
(Portland, OR) Portland property owners with liens on their properties due to code enforcement violations can receive relief through a new program initiated by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Development Services (BDS).
Through April 14, 2016, the Lien Amnesty Program will enable property owners to voluntarily pay off outstanding BDS code enforcement liens on their properties at 50% off the total amount of the principal, interest, and penalty that has accrued on the lien.
“The Lien Amnesty Program benefits the public and the City of Portland,” said Paul Scarlett, Development Services Director. “The program helps owners erase financial burdens on their properties by offering significantly discounted payoff amounts on outstanding liens, and the City will collect a portion of the revenue it is owed to continue to operate our compliance programs that help maintain Portland’s safety and livability,” said Paul Scarlett.
As of December 30, 2015 the Bureau of Development Services had $8,433,972 in unpaid code enforcement liens on 1,324 cases where violations have been resolved.
This limited-time program applies to all property owners who have had code enforcement liens placed against their properties by the Bureau of Development Services for building, property maintenance and zoning code violations. Eligible property owners will be notified of the program by mail during the first week of March.
For more information on the Lien Amnesty Program visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/lap or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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