19.16.010 Wharves to be Inspected - Signs Erected.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinances 176955, 190448 and 191736, effective July 1, 2024.)

  1. A.  The Harbor Master in coordination with the Director of the Portland Permitting & Development shall cause to be inspected, not less than every 5 years, all docks, sheds, warehouses, or other structures within the harbor limits, which shall extend out over water or unfilled land.  After the inspection, a safe loading limit, in pounds, shall be posted at the entrance to the building, and no loading shall be over this limit at any time.
  2. B.  Whenever the Director of the Portland Permitting & Development and/or Harbor Master, as officers of the City, finds that any such structure is becoming dangerous due to decay, rot, faulty design, or any other condition, they may limit the load, and the load limit shall be posted at the entrance to the structure; and if found unsafe, they may order the structure closed until repaired or removed.  The Harbor Master or their assistants shall enforce these orders when so notified by the Director of the Portland Permitting & Development.
  3. C.  They do not assume the responsibility for the safe manner and use of any structure, or damages from any loading, except where the structures are owned in whole or in part by the City.