Chapter 29.05 Title, Purpose and Scope

City Code Chapter

29.05.010 Title.

(Amended by Ordinance 180330, effective August 18, 2006.)  

  1. Title 29 of Portland City Code shall be known as the “Property Maintenance Regulations.”

29.05.020 Purpose.

(Amended by Ordinance 182488, effective February 21, 2009.)

  1. The purpose of this Title is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Portland citizens, to prevent deterioration of existing housing and the exterior of non-residential structures, and to contribute to vital neighborhoods by:
  2. A.Establishing and enforcing minimum standards for residential structures regarding basic equipment, facilities, sanitation, fire safety, and maintenance.
  3. B.Establishing and enforcing minimum standards of maintenance for outdoor areas and adjacent rights of way.
  4. C.Regulating and abating dangerous and derelict buildings.
  5. D.Establishing and enforcing minimum standards for the exterior maintenance of non-residential structures.

29.05.030 Scope.

(Amended by Ordinance 180330, effective August 18, 2006.)  

  1. The provisions of this Title shall apply to all property in the City except as otherwise excluded by law.

29.05.040 Application of Titles 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 33.

(Amended by Ordinance 189711, effective September 25, 2019.)  

  1. Any alterations to buildings or properties  or changes of their use, which may be a result of the enforcement of this Title shall be done in accordance with applicable Sections of Title 24 (Building Regulations), Title 25 (Plumbing Regulations), Title 26 (Electrical Regulations), Title 27 (Heating and Ventilating Regulations), Title 28 (Floating Structures), and Title 33 (Planning and Zoning) of the Code of the City of Portland and other applicable regulations.