General Information: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
October 16, 2017
Commissioner Eudaly said, "Housing is a basic need and a human right. We have failed to keep up with demand for affordable housing for decades. As the City Commissioner with responsibility for the Bureau of Development Services, which enforces local building codes, I have asked the bureau to deprioritize enforcement against tiny homes and people sleeping in RVs parked on private property effective immediately.” BDS staff will begin work on developing code language to permanently allow tiny homes in conformance with recently passed HB 2737 and will continue to deprioritize enforcement against sleeping RVs on private property throughout the housing emergency.
BDS staff will use the following guidelines to continue to uphold safety and health standards aimed at protecting occupants of tiny homes and RVs as well as residents and neighbors:
Parking lots of non-residential occupied structures (religious institution, place of worship, business, or public entity)
Properties with Single Family Structures or Duplexes
General requirements for all overnight sleeping arrangements
City may enforce Title 29.50.050 if it determines that the camping activity on the property constitutes a nuisance or other threat to the public welfare.
For more information, please call the Planning and Zoning Hotline at (503) 823-7526
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