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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. Click here to view the committee's final report. 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 final report.

Click here to view public comments received in 2016 and click here to view public comments received in 2017.

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.