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ENB-18.28 - Property Nuisance - Nuisance

Administrative Rule Adopted by Office of Neighborhood Involvement

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 days.
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