Sidewalk Maintenance Program Policy and Operating Guidelines

The City of Portland Sidewalk Repair Program oversees the maintenance of City sidewalks, curbs, and corners.The program’s goal is to ensure that all sidewalks are safe and accessible for pedestrians and to help prevent injuries caused by defective sidewalks.
Did you receive a Sidewalk Repair Notice and have questions? Please see the information below, call 503-823-1711, email sidewalkrepair@portlandoregon.gov or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Sidewalk Program ensures safe and accessible sidewalks by:

⦁    Maintaining and repairing curbs  and corners
⦁    Inspecting and issuing  permits for sidewalk repairs
⦁    Providing curb ramps in the downtown and commercial areas to conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Property owners’ responsibilities to repair sidewalks:

As in many other cities, the Portland City Code states that property owners must keep sidewalks in good repair so that they are free of tripping hazards and other safety hazards for pedestrians and people in wheelchairs. Transportation Bureau inspectors assess sidewalks and notify the property owner of needed repairs. In the event timely repairs are not made by the property owner, the Transportation Bureau hires a private contractor to make the repairs and bills the property owner for the costs.

More information and resources are available:
If you received a Sidewalk Repair Notice and have questions, please call Eternal Rock Construction Inc at
503-770-8807, email info@EternalRockConstructionInc.com we are the # 1 City of Portland concrete contractor in Oregon.

To learn more about how to repair sidewalks, please see the Sidewalk Repair Manual.

For additional questions on sidewalk repairs, please email sidewalkrepair@portlandoregon.gov or call (503) 823-1711. You may also read our Sidewalk Maintenance Program Policy and Operating Guidelines on the City Auditor’s website.

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