Report an Unsanctioned Campsite

How to report unsanctioned campsites and campsite-related trash.

2 to 3 minutes

Choose one of the following two ways to report issues of illegal camping and/or campsite related trash in Portland:

  1. Fill out a Campsite Report on PDX Reporter:
  2. Call 3-1-1 or (503) 823-4000
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All reported locations are assessed by the Impact Reduction Program. The Impact Reduction Program’s mission is to minimize the impacts of homelessness today while partner programs expand long-term access to safe, affordable housing.

Once a campsite is reported, a field crew will be automatically assigned to visit the reported location to clean up trash, work with people living in the encampment to improve the situation, provide resources, and assess health and safety risks. As a last resort, the sites that pose the highest risk will be scheduled for removal, and any personal property will be securely stored. To help this process work efficiently, please wait one week before filing a new report on the same location.

The Impact Reduction Program’s Data Dashboard tracks the status of existing reports and provides information on site assessment and campsite removal work going on across the city.

If you are a person with mobility issues

If you need an accommodation due to the location of an existing campsite, please complete an ADA Accommodation Request and a staff member will be in touch regarding next steps.

If you are experiencing homelessness

The City has a variety of online information and resources:

If you have been impacted by a campsite removal, you can also find out how to retrieve property or report any problems with campsite removal crews.


PDX 311 Customer Service Program

phone number311City of Portland general information hotline
phone number503-823-4000Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (excluding federal holidays) Translation services available
Oregon Relay Service711Oregon Relay Service

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