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Title 17 Public Improvements


Chapter 17.04 Definitions (view all)


Chapter 17.06 Administration of Public Works Permitting (view all)


Chapter 17.08 Local Improvement Procedure (view all)


Chapter 17.12 Assessments (view all)
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- 17.12.010 Lien Docket and General Assessment Procedure.
- 17.12.020 Allowance for Engineering and Administration.
- 17.12.030 Estimate of Cost - Apportionment of Assessments.
- 17.12.040 Notices of Proposed Assessments.
- 17.12.050 Remonstrances and Hearings.
- 17.12.060 Assessing Ordinance.
- 17.12.070 Notice of Assessment.
- 17.12.080 Payment of City’s Share.
- 17.12.090 Deficit Assessment.
- 17.12.100 Surplus.
- 17.12.110 Reassessment.
- 17.12.120 Correction of Mistake in Assessment - Refund or Overpayment.
- 17.12.125 Mid-County Sewer Financial Assistance Program.
- 17.12.130 Segregation of Assessments.
- 17.12.140 Bonding.
- 17.12.150 Rebonding.
- 17.12.160 Monthly Payments on Assessments.
- 17.12.170 Collection.
- 17.12.180 Redemption.
- 17.12.190 Applicability of Charter Provisions.
- 17.12.200 Alternate Procedures.
- Figure 1 (Section 17.12.020)


Chapter 17.13 Parks and Recreation System Development Charge (view all)


Chapter 17.14 Financing Systems Development Charges (view all)


Chapter 17.15 Transportation System Development Charge (view all)


Chapter 17.16 General Provisions (view all)


Chapter 17.18 General Obligation Improvement Warrants (view all)


Chapter 17.19 Northwest Transportation Fund (view all)


Chapter 17.20 (Repealed)
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Chapter 17.23 Special Traffic Control District (view all)


Chapter 17.24 Permits (view all)
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- 17.24.000 Purpose and Intent.
- 17.24.005 Jurisdiction and Management of Public Right-of-Way.
- 17.24.010 Permits Required.
- 17.24.012 Financial Guarantee Required.
- 17.24.013 Insurance and Indemnification.
- 17.24.014 Permits to Construct and Maintain Structures in the Street Area.
- 17.24.015 Obligation of Property Owner for Structures in the Street Area.
- 17.24.016 Permit Revocation.
- 17.24.017 Temporary Street Closure.
- 17.24.020 Fees and Charges.
- 17.24.025 Fees for Public Improvement Permits.
- 17.24.026 Fees for Review of Land Use Applications.
- 17.24.030 Application for a Public Improvement Permit to construct a Street or Transportation Facility.
- 17.24.035 Deposit Required.
- 17.24.040 Refusal of a Public Improvement Permit.
- 17.24.050 Contents of Permit.
- 17.24.055 Assurance of Performance.
- 17.24.060 Permit Conditions.
- 17.24.067 Hazardous Substances.
- 17.24.070 Engineering and Superintendence for Street and Transportation Facility Public Improvements.
- 17.24.080 Work Done Under Permit.
- 17.24.085 Original Documents Become the Property of the City.
- 17.24.090 Certificate by City Engineer.
- 17.24.100 Street Pavement Preservation.
- 17.24.105 Regulations Governing Excavations and Disturbance of Pavement on Transit Mall
- 17.24.110 Record of Permits.
- 17.24.120 Removal of Improvement.
- 17.24.130 Preservation of Cobblestones.


Chapter 17.25 Sidewalk Cafes (view all)


Chapter 17.26 Sidewalk Vendors (view all)


Chapter 17.27 Structural Driveways (view all)


Chapter 17.28 Sidewalks, Curbs and Driveways (view all)
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- 17.28.010 Sidewalk Defined.
- 17.28.011 Planting and Parking Strip Defined.
- 17.28.015 Owner Defined.
- 17.28.020 Responsibility for Sidewalks and Curbs.
- 17.28.025 Property Owner Responsible for Snow and Ice on Sidewalks.
- 17.28.030 Notice for Construction of Sidewalks and Curbs.
- 17.28.035 Curb and Intersection Corner Ramps.
- 17.28.040 Construction Alternatives.
- 17.28.050 City Construction if Owner Fails to Construct.
- 17.28.060 Location, Size and Materials of Sidewalks and Curbs.
- 17.28.065 Bicycle Parking.
- 17.28.070 Owners to Repair Sidewalks and Curbs Notice to Repair.
- 17.28.080 Permit for Sidewalk and Curb Repairs.
- 17.28.090 Repair by City of Portland.
- 17.28.100 Driveways Defined.
- 17.28.110 Driveways - Permits and Conditions.
- 17.28.120 After Construction Driveways Deemed Part of Sidewalk.
- 17.28.130 Reconstruction of Existing Driveways.
- 17.28.140 City Charges for Construction or Repair of Sidewalks, Curbs and Driveways.
- 17.28.150 Billing for Charges.
- 17.28.160 Assessment of Charges.


Chapter 17.30 (Repealed)
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Chapter 17.32 Public Sewer and Drainage System Permits, Connections and Maintenance (view all)


Chapter 17.33 Required Public Sewer Connection (view all)


Chapter 17.34 Sanitary Discharges (view all)


Chapter 17.35 Septage Discharge (view all)


Chapter 17.36 Sewer User Charges (view all)


Chapter 17.37 Downspout Disconnection (view all)


Chapter 17.38 Drainage and Water Quality (view all)


Chapter 17.39 Storm System Discharges (view all)


Chapter 17.40 Protection of Public Right-of-Way (view all)


Chapter 17.41 Landslide Abatement (view all)


Chapter 17.42 Property Owner Responsibility for Streets (view all)


Chapter 17.44 Street Obstructions (view all)


Chapter 17.45 Advertising on Bus Benches (view all)


Chapter 17.46 Newsracks (view all)


Chapter 17.48 Moving Buildings (view all)


Chapter 17.52 Trees (view all)


Chapter 17.56 Public Utilitites (view all)


Chapter 17.60 Underground Wiring Districts (view all)


Chapter 17.64 Protection of City Owned Telecommunications Line and Equipment, Street Lighing and Traffic Signal Systems (view all)
Protection of City Owned Telecommunications Line and Equipment, Street Lighting and Traffic Signal Systems

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- 17.64.010 Interference With.
- 17.64.020 Permit for Interference.
- 17.64.030 Supervision and Expense of Work.
- 17.64.040 Use of City Poles or Posts.


Chapter 17.68 Street Lights (view all)


Chapter 17.72 (Repealed)
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Chapter 17.76 Fuel Tanks (view all)


Chapter 17.80 Plats and Dedications (view all)


Chapter 17.82 Land Divisions (view all)


Chapter 17.84 Street Vacations (view all)


Chapter 17.88 Street Access (view all)


Chapter 17.92 Street Designation (view all)


Chapter 17.93 Renaming City Streets (view all)


Chapter 17.96 Surveys, Elevations and Monuments (view all)


Chapter 17.100 Remedies and Penalties (view all)


Chapter 17.102 Solid Waste & Recycling Collection (view all)
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- 17.102.010 Declaration of Policy.
- 17.102.020 Definitions.
- 17.102.030 Authority of Director to Adopt Rules.
- 17.102.040 General Requirements for Franchisees and Permittees.
- 17.102.050 Clean and Efficient Fleet Practices for Franchisees and Permittees.
- 17.102.060 Fees Credited to Solid Waste Management Fund.
- 17.102.070 Fees As a Debt, Enforcement and Collection.
- 17.102.080 Daytime Prohibition of Downtown Garbage Collection.
- 17.102.090 Assessments for Infractions.
- 17.102.100 Right of Appeal and Payment of Assessments.
- 17.102.110 Divulging Particulars of Report Forms Prohibited.
- 17.102.120 Franchise Administration.
- 17.102.130 Franchise Size Limit.
- 17.102.140 Residential Collection Franchise Required.
- 17.102.150 Exceptions to Residential Franchise Requirement.
- 17.102.160 Forfeiture and Replacement.
- 17.102.170 Residential Recycling Services.
- 17.102.180 Franchise System Evaluation.
- 17.102.190 Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rates and Charges.
- 17.102.200 Large Size Container Service to Residential Customers.
- 17.102.210 Commercial Collection Permit Required.
- 17.102.220 Exceptions to Commercial Collection Permit Requirement.
- 17.102.230 Applications for Commercial Collection Permits, Issuance, Denial.
- 17.102.240 Revocation or Suspension of Commercial Collection Permits.
- 17.102.250 Commercial Tonnage Fee.
- 17.102.260 Registration Required for Independent Commercial Recyclers.
- 17.102.270 Businesses and Multifamily Complexes Required to Recycle.
- 17.102.280 Inspections to Determine Compliance with Business Recycling Requirements.
- 17.102.290 Storing Solid Waste, Recycling or Compostable Containers in the Right of Way Prohibited.
- 17.102.295 Separation of Recyclables, Compost and Solid Waste.
- 17.102.300 Definitions for Ban of Polystyrene Foam Food Containers (PSF).
- 17.102.310 Prohibition on Certain PSF Uses.
- 17.102.320 Exemptions for PSF Use.
- 17.102.330 Enforcement and Notice of Violations for PSF Ban.
- 17.102.340 Fines for PSF Ban.
- Figure 6 (Chapter 17.102) (PDF Document, 1,133kb)


Chapter 17.103 Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bags (view all)

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