(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 175205 and 179690, effective November 18,
A. This Title applies to all ground disturbing activities
whether or not a permit is required, unless such activities otherwise are
exempted by Portland City Code. All non-permitted ground disturbing activities
shall comply with this Title unless otherwise noted.
1. Installation of signs is exempt from this Title.
2. Emergencies: Development which is subject to Subsection
A. may commence without complying with the requirements of this Title if the
Director determines that there is a hazard posing imminent danger to life or
property, such as substantial fire hazards, risk of flood or other emergency.
However, upon a determination by the Director that such emergency has passed,
the provisions of this Title shall apply.