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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Environmental Services Codes and Rules

Portland City Code 

The Portland City Council gives Environmental Services authority through city code and rules to regulate and implement programs related to bureau mission and charter responsibilities. In general, Portland City Code authorizes broad general authorities, where Administrative Rules describe decision-making criteria for specific programs or activities.

Administrative Rules are listed as Portland Planning Documents on the City Auditor website. As a public infrastructure bureau, Environmental Services operates predominantly within Title 17 of the City Code.

Environmental Services Codes and Rules

The following is a list of the codes and associated rules packages Environmental Services primarily manages:

Title 17 Public Improvements

Chapter 17.32 (Public Sewer System and Drainage improvements)

Chapter 17.33 (Required Public Sewer Connection)

Chapter 17.34 (Sanitary Discharges)

Chapter 17.35 (Septage Discharge)

Chapter 17.36 (Sewer User Charges)

Chapter 17.37 (Downspout Disconnection)

Chapter 17.38 (Drainage and Water Quality)

Chapter 17.39 (Stormwater Discharges)

Environmental Services also operates under Chapter 17.08 and 17.12 which regulate the use of Local Improvement Districts as a method of funding infrastructure improvement work.

Environmental Services also regulates under the land development sections of Title 17 (17.82).

Other administrative rules relating to BES operations:

Title 10 (Erosion Control Code)

Title 11 (Tree Code - coming January 2015)

Title 33 (Zoning Code) and Title 24 (Building Code)

Title 29 (Property Maintenance)

Agreement for Development Service Functions

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Contact Rachele Altman at 503-823-7767.