Administrative Rule Adopted by Office of Neighborhood
A property that has been declared by the State of Oregon as "unfit for use"
because of illegal methamphetamine manufacturing and/or use as a storage
It is the policy of Neighborhood Inspections to start and maintain a housing
case on each drug lab property in the City of Portland until the State of Oregon
declares it "Fit for Use". It is the policy of Neighborhood Inspections not to
enter any property declared "Unfit for Use" until cleaned and certified by the
Properties identified as a "drug lab" must be vacated and remain vacant until
the property is declared "Fit for Use" by the state unless approved for
occupancy by the state. Inspectors may use Police assistance to remove anyone
who is occupying the property.
Neighborhood Inspections will send a violation letter and monitor the
property semi-annually and charge monthly code enforcement fines as long as the
case is open. If other violations are cited, the case will remain open until all
violations are corrected, inspected and approved.
Neighborhood Inspections also opens a Drug Lab folder on the property
flagging the property as an "Inspection Hazard" for Neighborhood Inspections and
other City staff.
Previously published as ONI Policy Number G-15-1.
Effective September 1, 2004
Filed for inclusion in PPD September 30, 2004