Administrative Rule Adopted by Office of Neighborhood
The minimum standard requirements for maintenance of outdoor areas and
adjacent rights-of-way within the City of Portland as determined by Title 29 of
the City code.
All residential property shall be maintained to the outdoor requirements in
Chapter 29. If Neighborhood Inspections discovers, through a complaint or an
inspector, any nuisance violations, enforcement procedures will be initiated.
It is the expectation that each nuisance complaint received by Neighborhood
Inspections will be inspected within 5 working days of the initial complaint.
Title 29 gives the property owner 15 days from the date the violation letter
was mailed to abate the nuisance. Once the 15 days has elapsed, Neighborhood
Inspections will recheck the property within 5 working days. Additional
inspections at the request of the property owner will be made within 2 working
If the owner doesn’t abate the nuisance within the timelines stated in the
nuisance notice, the City will issue a work order to a City contractor, who will
abate the nuisance within 10 working days. Abatement charges will be imposed
based on the Neighborhood Inspection Fee and Fine Fee Schedule. The property
owner will be notified of the abatement charges and if they are not paid within
the required timeline the charges will be assessed as a lien against the
property through the Auditor’s Office.
Previously published as ONI Policy Number G-50-1.
Effective September 1, 2004
Filed for inclusion in PPD September 30, 2004