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ENB-18.24 - Housing Maintenance

Administrative Rule Adopted by Office of Neighborhood Involvement

General Housing Maintenance is the minimum standard requirements for residential property within the City of Portland as determined by Title 29 of the City code.
All residential property shall be maintained to the building code requirements in effect at the time of construction, alteration, or repair and shall meet the minimum requirements of Chapter 29.30, Housing Maintenance Requirements. If Neighborhood Inspections identifies housing maintenance violations that meet the minimum requirements for opening a case an enforcement process will be initiated.
It is the expectation that each housing complaint received by Neighborhood Inspections be inspected within 5 working days (7 working day from May to October) of the initial complaint.
Title 29 gives the property owner 30 days from the date the violation letter is mailed to resolve the violation. Once the 30 days has elapsed, Neighborhood Inspections will recheck the property within 2 working days of any request. In addition to property owner requested inspections, inspectors make re-inspections and send progress letters every 6 months for the duration of the case.
If violations aren’t corrected within the timeline stated in the initial violation letter, the property will be charged a monthly enforcement fine according to the Neighborhood Inspections Fine and Fee Schedule.

Previously published as ONI Policy Number G-25-1.
Effective September 1, 2004