City Code Amendments

Posted on: March 28, 2017

Updates to the Fire Code

The following changes are now effective in Portland City Code Chapter 10, FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION :

  • Requirements are amended for smoke alarms in existing one- and two-family dwellings;
  • Re-inspection fees are increased to make them consistent with re-inspection fees for other departments;
  • The open-burning requirements have been changed to make them consistent throughout the City;
  • The calculation for false alarms is changed from a calendar year to rolling 12-month basis; and
  • Other inspection and enforcement provisions have been clarified.

Order 127-16/17
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