To report a nuisance or illegal dumping violation in unincorporated Multnomah County, you may file a complaint with Multnomah County Code Enforcement.
What is a nuisance?
Any condition(s) or practice that can cause an unreasonable threat to public health, safety and welfare. Examples include:
- Uncontrolled vegetation or noxious weeds
- Piles of garbage or junk stored outside
- Unsecured empty buildings
- Intersection obstructions
- Waste tires
- Abandoned swimming pools
- Dead or decaying trees or limbs posing a public danger to the public
- Unsealed or improperly maintained wells, septic tanks or open pits
- Cars or other vehicles that don’t work or are in pieces, and are sitting on private property
If you see illegal dumping in progress, call 911 and the sheriff will respond. If you find a dump on public or private property, do not disturb the material. It might be hazardous and you may disturb crucial evidence. See below for who to contact.
Make a Complaint
Before you call, consider talking to your neighbor or the property owner first. A neighborhood mediator from Resolutions Northwest can help you to have productive a conversation and work out peaceful solution.
Unincorporated Multnomah County
Contact Multnomah County Code Enforcement at 503-988-3464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Unincorporated areas are those that are not part of a city. These areas include primarily:
- Eastern Multnomah County
- Some locations within Corbett and Cascade Locks
- Western Multnomah County bordering Washington County
- All of Sauvie Island
Metro RID Patrol
Report dumping online
Multnomah County Code Enforcement
5235 N Columbia Blvd