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Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Verification Documents

 Proof of identity (one piece of photo identification).

Valid Documents

Source

Obtaining Document

Driver’s license

DMV

Call 503-299-9999. The cost for a replacement license is $26.50.

State ID card

DMV

Call 503-299-9999. The cost for a replacement ID card is $39.50

Passport

State Department

Call 877-487-2778. The cost for a replacement passport is $110.

Military ID card

US Military

Request from specific institution

Student ID card

School/University

Request from specific institution

 Proof of applicant’s current or former address: one document showing the applicant’s name and the address given to establish preference on the application.

Proof of parent/guardian or grandparent’s current or former address: one document showing the listed guardian’s name and the address given on the application.

 

Valid Documents

Source

 

Obtaining Document

Real estate records (2008 to 2016)*

Multnomah County Libraries (link)

Using the online system: Using the “guest log-in,” check the box that says “REAL.” Next, type the address with no direction (example: For 501 SE Hawthorne type: 501 Hawthorne); The 2015 property tax statement with ownership and mailing address is located in the box labeled Tax Summary under “CLICK TO SEE TAX BILL.”

Real estate records (before 2008)*

Multnomah County Libraries

Call 503-988-3326 or email dartcs@mulco.us. Please allow 24 hours for processing requests.

Vehicle registration

DMV

Call 503-299-9999. The cost for replacement registration is $5.

Court documents

Multnomah County Courts

Call 503-988-3003. There is a $0.25/copy per page charge for documents requested in person.

Electricity Bill

PGE

Call 503-228-6322. Please allow 7-9 days to receive a mailed or faxed letter confirming past service addresses.

Gas Bill*

NW Natural

Call 800-422-4012. Expect standard postal delivery time to receive documents by U.S. postal service.

Property tax records (2007 to 2016)*

Multnomah County’s Online Property Search system (link)

Using the online system: Type the street number and street name (do not include St./Rd./Etc.) into search information of online property search and click search property. For best results leave all other fields blank.

Property tax records (before 2007)*

Multnomah County- Assessment & Taxation

Call 503-988-3326. Use the last name to look up records over the phone or in the research room located at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 175.

Public school transcripts

Portland Public Schools

Call 503-916-3860 ext. 3. Requests made online or by phone require photo ID verification.

Private school record

Educational Institution

Request from educational institution

Internet or Cable Bill

Service Provider

Request from service provider

Renter’s Insurance

Insurance Provider

Request from insurance provider

Lease agreements

Landlord

Request from landlord

Mortgage documents

Lender

Request from your lender

Bank documents

Service Provider

Request from your bank

Credit card documents

Service Provider

Request from your credit card company

Credit reports

Service Provider

Request from credit report site

Insurance documents

Service Provider

Request from insurance provider

Phone bills

Service Provider

Request from service provider

Paystubs

Employer

Request from payroll provider

Posted mail

Post Office

Any piece of postmarked mail with name a matching address