Code Enforcement

While the City enforces all ordinances, the code enforcement function targets those that relate to safety and community appearance. Communities that protect the safety, health, and general welfare of its citizens through an aggressive code enforcement process are among the best communities in the country.

Code of Ordinances

The Portland Code of Ordinances contain a number of sections that describe the responsibilities of citizens in keeping Portland a safe and attractive community. City of Portland Code of Ordinances (link)

The most frequently asked questions about Code Enforcement are related to buildings and miscellaneous offenses.  

Chapter 4 - Buildings and General Building Regulations (link)

Chapter 11 - Miscellaneous Offenses and Provisions (link)