GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-4000
(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 171455, 173369 and 189413, effective March 6, 2019.)
A. Costs incurred by the City of Portland for any actions authorized by the Code Hearings Officer pursuant to Subsection 22.05.010 B and C and any civil penalty imposed as a result of an order of the Code Hearings Officer shall be an assessment lien upon the property subject to the order.
B. If a residential structure is ordered vacated pursuant to Sections 22.05.010 C.2. or 29.60.070 of this Code and the City of Portland relocates the tenants of such property, then the cost incurred by the City for relocating the tenants as provided by ORS 90.450 shall be an assessment lien upon the property vacated and from which the tenants are relocated.
C. The bureau incurring such costs shall furnish a statement of such costs on the owner, in person or by United States Mail, postage prepaid and addressed to the owner(s) at the owner(s) residence or place of business, and shall file a copy of such statement for the Code Hearings Officer with proof of service attached. If no objection to such statement is filed with the Office of the Code Hearings Officer within 15 days from the date of service or mailing, the Code Hearings Officer shall certify such statement and forward the same to the Revenue Division who shall forthwith enter the same in the City lien docket.
1. If an objection to the statement is received within the 15‑day period, the Code Hearings Officer shall schedule and hold an appeal hearing pursuant to Chapter 22.10. After the hearing, the Code Hearing Officer shall certify such statement, or so much of it as the Code Hearing Officer determines is correct and proper, and forward it to the Revenue Division who shall enter it into the City lien docket.
2. The Code Hearings Officer shall certify to the Revenue Division the amount of any civil penalty imposed under any order of the Code Hearings Officer, and the Revenue Division shall enter it into the City lien docket. The lien imposed for the civil penalty shall be in addition to any lien imposed for costs actually incurred by the City.
3. The bureau incurring costs or providing services may file separate statements for the costs and services furnished as each is incurred or provided.
4. Liens imposed pursuant to this Title shall be collected in all respects as provided for in Section 5.30.025 Collection Process.
D. In addition to the lien imposed under this Section, any person found to be in violation of the Code of the City of Portland shall be personally liable for costs incurred by the City pursuant to Section 22.05.010 B and C and for any civil penalty imposed by order of the Code Hearings Officer. In cases of person found to be in violation of the Code of the City of Portland as owners of property, the persons shall be personally liable hereunder only if they have control of the property, the legal authority to correct the violation, and knowingly have committed the violation.