Portland Landlords are required to register all rental units with Portland Housing Safety Office in 2016
Beginning January 1, 2016, all Portland rental units MUST be registered annually with the City of Portland Housing Safety Office. The fine for failing to comply is $100 per unit per day.
Here is some information that you will find of interest if you rent out your condo or own an investment property in Portland:
The registration form can be downloaded here:
The registration cost per unit is $35. There are discounts available for such things as having a fully sprinklered building, centrally monitored fire alarm, various inspections, and a "non-smoking" lease.
Units must be registered annually, and within 30 days of purchasing the property. There are fines of up to $100 per day per unit for noncompliance. The rules applies to ALL rentals: Single family, casual rentals, AirBnB, vaction homes, weekend rentals, etc. The City intends to monitor internet advertisements on Craigslist and other sites.
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