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Policies & Rules (PPD)
PPD Overview and Procedures
Definitions and how to submit policies
Subject Index
PPD documents by subcategory
Administrative
Archives & Records, Council, Elections, Ombudsman, Purchasing, Public Involvement & Management Systems
Arts & Culture
Cultural Resources, Historic Preservation and Sister Cities
Economy
Small Business
Education & Youth
Education & Youth related policies and rules
Emergency Management
Emergency operations plans
Environment (Built)
Assessments & Liens, Development Services, Green Building, Land Divisions , LIDs, Measure 37, Noise Control, Nuisance, Planning, Regulatory Improvement, Stormwater & Sewer, Urban Renewal Areas and Urban Services
Environment (Natural)
Endangered Species, Energy, Food, Global Warming, Natural Resource Protection, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Sustainability
Finance
Accounting, Budget, Financial Administration, Levies & Taxation, Treasury & Debt
FPDR Administrative Rules
Administrative rules adopted by the Fire & Police Disability & Retirement Fund Board and City Council
Housing
Affordable Housing & Homelessness
Human Resources
Human Resources related policies and rules
Licensing and Income Taxes
Licenses, Private-for-Hire Transportation, Private Property Impound Tows
Parks & Recreation
Park Uses & Urban Forestry
Portland Fire & Rescue
Includes fire prevention policies and rules (category formerly named Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management)
Public Safety
Includes Police & Independent Police Review policies & rules
Technology Services
Technology Services related policies and rules
Transportation
Parking, Right-of-Way, Street Lighting, Streets & Sidewalks, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, Transporation Options, Transportation Planning
Utilities
Cable & Franchises, Water Works, Water Customer Service, Water System Engineering
Assorted Files
Assorted Files linked in PPD
Alphabetical Index
Alphabetical Index of Portland Policy Documents
Frequently Asked Questions

What types of documents are included in the PPD?
  • Binding City Policies. Adopted by City Council ordinance or resolution, these policies have a binding effect or serve as mandatory approval criteria for future decision making.
  • Non-Binding City Policies. Adopted by City Council ordinance or resolution, these policies express the Council's opinion but do not have a binding effect or serve as mandatory approval criteria for future decision making.
  • Administrative Rules Adopted by City Council. Adopted by City Council Ordinance or Resolution, these rules are binding requirements, regulations, or procedures which affect citizens or all City employees.
  • Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureaus Pursuant to Rule Making Authority. Adopted by the Bureau pursuant to authority expressly delegated by City Council, these are binding requirements, regulations, or procedures which affect citizens or all City employees.
How do I research/view the PPD?
 
As documents are filed for inclusion in the PPD, the City Auditor will publish them to this site.
Documents are indexed a number of ways. Use the links to the left to view policies alphabetically or by category and to search the PPD.
 
What is the timeline for creation of PPD?
  • October 26, 2001 - authorizing Ordinance goes into effect
  • November 1, 2001 - all Bureaus that adopt or amend documents required to be retained in PPD shall submit an electronic copy to Auditor for inclusion in PPD
  • January 1, 2002 - the Auditor shall publish PPD on Internet
  • September 30, 2004 - all documents required to be in PPD must be filed with Auditor to be in effect
How are documents filed in the PPD?
 
The Document "PPD Overview & Filing Procedures" describes how documents are filed in the PPD.
 
How are numbers assigned to PPD documents?
 
The Document "Guide to PPD Indexing System" explains the numbering and categorization process for PPD documents.