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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Seismic Retrofit Project

Information about the City of Portland committee looking at seismic policy issues involving unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings.

The URM Policy Committee held their last meeting on November 8, 2017. Their final report is in development and will be posted here as soon as committee members have approved it. The Portland City Council is expected to discuss the committee's recommendations in early 2018.

To be added to the project mailing list and receive updates when the report is completed and a Council meeting is scheduled, email

Click here for the Policy Committee's draft report.

Click here to view public comments received on the proposed policy.

Questions? Want to submit comments? Contact 503-823-7300 or email

BDS URM Database

Click to be redirected to a searchable database of Portland URM buildings.