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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Floating Structures Board of Appeal

The Floating Structures Board of Appeal has 6 members and 6 alternates who are knowledgeable about construction as regulated by the base building codes and the construction and maintenance of floating structures and moorage facilities.  The Board will assist in determing the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and provide for reasonable interpretation of the provision of Title 28.  In addition, the Board will hear and rule on appeals for floating structures. 

The Board will be appointed by the Mayor and shall be composed of:

  • Three (3) members or their respective alternates from the Building Code Board of Appeal as constituted by Section 24.10.080
  • Three (3) members or their respective alternates as follows:   
    • an architect or engineer knowledgeable in the design of floating structures
    • a constructor knowledgeable in the construction, maintenance and repair of floating structures
    • a member at large who is from one of the following interest groups:
      • a for-profit moorage representative,
      • a non-profit moorage representative,
      • a yact club representative 
      • a floating home resident

Overseeing Bureau:  Bureau of Development Services

Contact: Terry Whitehill, BDS, 503-823-7639