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The City of Portland, Oregon

Hearings Office

City of Portland

tel: 503-823-7307

fax: 503-823-4347

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 3100, Portland, OR 97201

Right to Appeal Order / Decision of Hearings Officer FAQs

1.      Question:  Is the final Order/Decision I received appealable?


  •          Yes.
  •          Any Order/Decision that contains this or similar language is appealable:

“This Order may be appealed to a court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to ORS 34.010 et seq.”


2.      Question:  Do I appeal an Order/Decision of the Hearings Officer at the Hearings Office?


  •       No.  We cannot review our own cases.   
  •       A Hearings Officer’s Order/Decision involving: Exclusions, Towing, and Code Violations may be appealed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court. 
  •       This appeal process is called a Writ of Review.


Multnomah County Circuit Court

1021 SW 4th Avenue

Portland, OR 97204

3.      Question:  Can the Hearings Office answer questions on the appeal process or help me file an appeal with the Multnomah County Circuit Court?  


  •       No.
  •       The Hearings Office cannot provide any further information, advice or legal assistance.  You may wish to seek the counsel of an attorney.