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Appeal Hearings - Appeal a City Decision (Other than a Tow of a Vehicle)

File an appeal with the Hearings Office to challenge an administrative decision made by the City of Portland. Some examples of the types of cases include: park exclusions, private for-hire permit denial/suspension or civil penalties, and water/sewer billing.

This form should take around 30 minutes to complete.

Use our Online Case Management System for Filing an Appeal

File an appeal online 

Public User Guide - Appeal Hearing Request (464.6 KB)

Or Download a Fillable PDF to Submit by Email, Mail, in Person, or by Fax

The City's Hearings Office conducts impartial administrative hearings and renders decisions in matters which may be appealed to the Hearings Office. 

Complete the Appeal Hearing Request form, submit a full copy of the City determination you are appealing, and gather any supporting documents. 

IMPORTANT: You cannot use this form to appeal a tow of your vehicle. To challenge the towing of your vehicle, please visit Request a Tow Hearing

Opt Out Form

If you want to receive notification via U.S. Postal Mail instead of email, you are required to submit the Opt Out Form with your Appeal Hearing Request Form.

Statement of Rights and Procedures

Request to Reschedule

Title 22 - Hearings Officer

Review the City of Portland Code related to appeal hearings before the Hearings Officer. 

Chapter 22.10 Appeals to the Code Hearings Officer

Appeal Administrative Rules

These administrative rules apply to appeal hearings. 

ADM-9.05 - Appeals to the City Code Hearings Officer


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