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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

Question: Can I appeal the Hearings Officer's final Order or Decision?

Answer: Yes.

Any Order/Decision that contains this or similar language may be appealed:

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


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

Answer: No.

We cannot review our own cases. A Hearings Officer's Order/Decision involving exclusions, towing, and code violations may be appealed to Multnomah County Circuit Court. This appeal process is called a Writ of Review. Multnomah County Circuit Court is located at 1021 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204.


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

Answer: No.

The Hearings Office cannot provide any further information, advice, or legal assistance. You may wish to seek the counsel of an attorney.