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Zoning Code Update Packet #133

Contents of Update Packet #133 (effective 7/31/09)

This Code update is the result of Ordinance No. 182962, passed 07/01/09, which establishes a new Original Art Mural regulatory and permitting program.


Code Update Packet: 133

Effective Date: July 31, 2009

Contact: Phil Nameny, 503-823-7709

Amends Chapters: 420, 445, 663, 730, 930


Substantive Changes:


Amends Title 33, Planning and Zoning, Sections 33.420.045, 33.445.320, and 33.445.420.


Currently, there are two ways that murals can be installed in the City. The first is through the City's Public Art Mural Program which is administered by the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC). Through this program, murals can gain funding and are incorporated into the City's public art collection. Murals that do not go through the City's Public Art Program are regulated as signs through Title 32, Signs and Related Regulations.

The Original Art Murals Project has developed code and procedures to distinguish between murals and signs by broadly defining and requiring murals to be original works of art for which no compensation or thing of value is given or received for the display or right to place the mural. This project creates an additional permitting option separate from the sign code and the RACC public art process for original art murals, including community based murals. Most of the new code and procedures are in the new Title 4, Original Art Murals, and Administrative Rules adopted by the Bureau of Development Services.


Click here to download Zoning Code Update Pages #133. Subsequent updates may have modified some of these pages. The links to chapters in the chart below will provide the current version of the chapter.


Chapter Remove Pages Insert Pages Changed because of:
420 1 – 4 1 – 4 Amend 33.420.045.W
445 1 – 2, 11 – 22 1 – 2, 11 – 22 Amend 33.445.320.B and 33.445.420.B
663 1 – 2 1 – 2 Typo
730 27 – 30 27 – 30 Typo
930 9 – 10 9 – 10 Typo


The official Title 33, Planning and Zoning (Zoning Code) is the printed copy in the Development Services Center. PDFs available on PortlandOnline are not the official text of Title 33, Planning and Zoning. Although every effort is made to ensure that the two texts are identical, errors or differences may remain. It is the user's responsibility to verify the legal accuracy of all provisions.


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