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17.106.060 Right of Appeal.

A.  Whenever the responsible party has been given a written notice or order pursuant to this Chapter or has been directed to make any correction, pay a penalty or to perform any act and the responsible party believes the finding of the notice or order was in error, the responsible party may have the notice or order reviewed by the Director.  If a review is sought, the responsible party will submit a written request to the Director within 10 days of the date of the notice or order.  Such review will be conducted by the Director. The responsible party requesting such review will be given the opportunity to present evidence to the Director.  Following a review, the Director will issue a written determination.  Nothing in this Section shall limit the authority of the Director to initiate a code enforcement proceeding under Title 22.

B.  A responsible party may appeal the Director’s written determination to the Code Hearings Officer in accordance with Portland City Code Chapter 22.10. The filing of an appeal request will remain the effective date of a penalty until the appeal is determined by the Code Hearings Officer. If, pursuant to said appeal hearing, payment of a penalty is ordered, such payment must be received by the Director or postmarked within 15 calendar days after the order becomes final.