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1 Property Declared As Excess
The Portland Water Bureau determines the property and structures are no longer needed for on-going operations and are excess to the bureau’s needs.
2 Inter-Bureau Transfer or Sale
The Water Bureau property staff notifies the Real Property Coordinator that a specific property is excess to the bureau and sends specific property details. Within seven calendar days, written notification on its’ potential availability is sent to other City bureaus, including Council offices. City bureaus and City offices have 21 calendar days to indicate their interest.
3 Extension Opportunity
Request for extension by a City Bureau.
4 Website Announcement
The available property for sale is identified on the Water Bureau's Surplus Property website:
5 City Council Declares Property Surplus
After the bureaus have responded as having no interest, the Water Bureau shall prepare an ordinance to be placed on the Council’s regular agenda. The website will update the City’s Excess Real Property web page with notice of scheduled Council hearing within two weeks of scheduled Council hearing date.
6 City Ordinance to Declare Surplus
The ordinance must declare the real property surplus and authorize the bureau to proceed with a disposition. A description, any conditions imposed for disposition and reasons why the Water Bureau declares it excess and no longer needed and City Council is being requested to authorize disposition of the real property.
7 Notice to Sale
Upon the effective date of a council Ordinance authorizing the sale, the Water Bureau may proceed to sell the surplus property, with or without a real estate agent, for an asking price determined to be reasonable by the bureau's real property staff. The Water Bureau and the Real Property Coordinator will update the City’s Excess Property web page with the sale and other disposition information.
8 Property Listed
The Water Bureau will list the surplus property for sale with the Regional Multiple List Service (RMLS).
9 Property Sale
Surplus property is available for sale.