If you want 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?

A nuisance is any condition(s) or practice causing or capable of causing an unreasonable threat to public health, safety and welfare. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • 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 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

Illegal dumping

If you observe illegal dumping in progress, please call 911 and the sheriff will respond. If you find an illegal dump on public or private property, do not disturb the material as it might be hazardous to your health and/or you may disturb crucial evidence. See below for who to contact.

To learn more about what you can do to prevent dumping, read our Illegal Dumping Brochure (109.5 KB)

Make a Complaint

You may want to consider first addressing your neighbor or the property owner on a personal, neighbor-to-neighbor basis. A neighborhood mediator from Resolutions Northwest can help you to have productive a conversation and work out peaceful solution.

Portland
503.823.2633

Fairview
503.665.7929

Gresham
503.618.2463

Maywood Park
503.988.3464

Troutdale
503.665.5175

Wood Village
503.667-6211

Unincorporated Multnomah County

Contact Multnomah County Code Enforcement at 503.988.3464 or vector.nuisance@multco.us

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

Map of Unincorporated Multnomah County (110.36 KB)

Other Areas

Metro RID Patrol
503.234.3000
Report dumping online

Clackamas County
503.353.4400

Washington County
503.846.8609

Other Areas

Metro RID Patrol
503.234.3000
Report dumping online

Clackamas County
503.353.4400

Washington County
503.846.8609


Contact Us

Multnomah County Code Enforcement
5235 N Columbia Blvd
Portland, Oregon
503.988.3464

vector.nuisance@multco.us