Administrative Rule Adopted by Office of Neighborhood
The Adult Care Home Program (ACHP) licenses providers to house as many as 5
adults, who need assistance, in a private residence.
Multnomah County regulates the Adult Care Home Program and requires a
detailed electrical and housing inspection to be performed by the City of
Portland when a home is licensed, when the license is renewed, or the property
undergoes a change in ownership. BDS/Combination Inspection provides the
electrical inspection and ONI/Neighborhood Inspections provides the housing
inspection. There is a charge according to the Fee and Fine Schedule for each of
The Bureau of Development Services is responsible for the electrical
inspection portion of the Multnomah County requirements. Once the electrical
inspection has been completed and approved the file is forwarded to Neighborhood
Inspections for a housing inspection. If no violations are found the appropriate
paperwork is sent to the owner of the property and to Multnomah County. The
paperwork shows that the property has passed the electrical and housing
If housing violations are found at the property a housing case is started,
the property owner and/or provider is notified of the violations and the
property is subject to Code Enforcement Fines. The housing case remains open
until the violations have been corrected, inspected and approved. Once the case
is closed the property owner is notified that the property has passed the
electrical and housing inspections.
Previously published as ONI Policy Number G-5-1.
Effective September 1, 2004
Filed for inclusion in PPD September 30, 2004