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Online Code Updated Through October 31, 2020

The Online Code includes all Code changes effective through October 31, 2020. Title 33 update information available on the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Zoning Code Update website.) 

Recent Online City Code Changes

Authorizing Ordinance/Measure # Ordinance/Measure Title Passed by Council Effective Date
190126 Amend the Building Demolition Code to move implementation details to the administrative rule, update asbestos requirements to conform to state regulations, update demolition inspections language to be consistent with current practices, increase fines for non-compliance, and make other modifications for clarity and consistency and amend fee schedule (Amend Code Chapter 24.55) 9/16/2020 10/16/2020
190129 Amend Business License Law Code related to the administration of the Residential Rental Registration Program and housekeeping changes (Amend Code Chapter 7.02) 9/16/2020 10/16/2020
190132 Amend Local Improvement District procedure for technical clarifications (Amend Code Chapter 17.08) 9/16/2020 10/16/2020
190134 Amend Seismic Related Definitions for Existing Buildings Code to update references from the old American Society of Civil Engineers standards to the current version of the standards (Amend Code Section 24.85.020) 9/16/2020 10/16/2020
190145 Amend Property Tax Exemption for Multiple-Unit Housing Development Code and Inclusionary Housing Code to extend the current inclusion rate until 2021 (Amend Code Sections 30.01.120 and 3.103.040) 9/23/2020 10/23/2020
190167 Amend District Property Management License Code related to the use of revenues collected for lighting and district amenities to increase the flexibility in the use of funds (Amend Code Section 6.06.216) 10/21/2020 10/21/2020

Questions about the Charter and City Code may be directed to Auditor's Code Editor

Questions about the Portland Policy Documents (PPD) may be directed to the Auditor's Policy Editor.