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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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Public Notification Process

1 Property Declared Surplus
Environmental Services determines it no longer needs a property and structures for on-going operations and that the property is excess to the bureau’s needs.
2 Inter-Bureau Transfer or Sale
Environmental Services offers the property for transfer or sale to other city bureaus, including Council offices.
3 External Notification
Ten days after Environmental Services offers the property to other city bureaus and Council offices, a notice of available property for sale is provided to Metro and surrounding county agencies, the State of Oregon, and affected neighborhood coalitions and associations.
4 Extension Opportunity
Request for extension by a city bureau.
5 Website Announcement
Environmental Services posts a notice at that the available surplus property is for sale.
6 Signage
Environmental Services places an information sign on the property identifying it as surplus, available for acquisition, and listed for sale to the public if not acquired by a public agency. The sign is posted for a minimum of 45 days.
7 Extension Opportunity
Request for extension from a neighborhood association.
8 Printed Notification
Environmental Services places a printed public notice in at least one community newspaper that reaches residents in the area in which the property is located. The notice is published no later than 30 days after the information sign is posted on the property.
9 City Council Declares Property Surplus
After the informational sign has been posted for a minimum of 45 days and no public agency has expressed interest in acquiring the property, Environmental Services prepares a non-emergency ordinance to be placed on the regular Portland City Council agenda. The ordinance asks council to declare the property surplus and authorize Environmental Services to proceed with a public sale.
10 Notice to Sale 
Upon the effective date of a council ordinance authorizing the sale, Environmental Services may proceed to sell the property, with or without a real estate agent, for an asking price determined to be reasonable by the bureau's property manager.
11 Pre-Authorized Properties
For any properties already authorized for sale by council, Environmental Services shall, prior to the sale, conduct notice in step 1 (above) and proceed to sale in step 5 (above).
12 Property Listed
Environmental Services lists the property for sale with the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS).
13 Property Sale
Property is available for sale