Administrative Rule Adopted by Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Responsible Bureau Section:
111 SW Columbia St, Suite 670
Portland Oregon 97201
Title 29 of the Portland City Code is known as the Property Maintenance Code. Among other things, this code sets minimum standards for maintaining residential properties within the City of Portland
. This code also includes provisions for citing both nuisance and housing maintenance violations. To gain compliance with this code, Title 29 allows for the charging of Code Enforcement Fines on properties that fail to comply with the cited regulations in a timely manner. To prevent accumulating fines from causing undue hardship and/or when extenuation circumstances may impede timely code correction, Section 29.60.100 authorizes the Director of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) to adopt exceptions. This waiver is one of the exceptions that have been adopted. A waiver policy defines the criteria and time frame for suspending Code Enforcement Fines. It also identifies conditions under which a waiver exception will be cancelled and fines re-instated.
Per Oregon Statue ORS_________ it is unlawful for the City of Portland
to assess fines on a property foreclosed upon by Multnomah County
. Per the Tuttle agreement, reached by Multnomah County
and the City of Portland
, if the County is able to sell the property and recoup their assessments, they will then pay a portion or all of our fines assessed prior to their ownership.
NO application, identified internally.
There is no application fee for a Multnomah County Waiver.
If the property owner wishes to appeal the denial of a waiver they must request the appeal within fifteen (15) days of the written denial. The appeal must be made in writing and submitted to Neighborhood Inspections, 111 SW Columbia St, Suite 670, Portland OR 97201
. The property owner will have the opportunity to present additional information during this appeal. A written determination will be mailed to the owner. This determination can be appealed to the Code Hearings Office within ten (10) business days of its issuance.
ONI will grant from the date the property qualifies a suspension of Code Enforcement Fines if a property is identified internally as purchased by Multnomah County
A. Requirements to
Qualify for a Multnomah County Waiver
The following requirements must be met to qualify for the