Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Charter, Code and Policies

City of Portland

GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-4000

EMAIL: cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov

More Contact Info

14B.10.130 Sound Emission Cutoff Feature.

A.  Alarm systems which can be heard outside a building, structure or facility of the alarm user shall be equipped with a sound emission cutoff feature which will stop the emission of sound 15 minutes or less after the alarm is activated.

B.  When an alarm system may be heard outside a building, structure or facility for more than 15 minutes continuously or intermittently, and the alarm owner or alarm system monitoring company is not readily available or able to silence the device, PPB is authorized to enter the premises and physically disconnect the sounding device. The alarm owner shall be liable for the cost of, or associated with, disconnecting and reconnecting the alarm. Neither the City nor its officers, agents or employees shall be liable for such costs.