Livability Issues


Graffiti is considered a nuisance and is taken seriously by the City. Your help is an important piece of resolving the graffiti issue in Portland. Visit portlandonline's graffiti abatement section for extensive information regarding graffiti, including, how to remove graffiti, how to report graffiti, volunteer opportunities, code and guidelines and preventative measures.


The Noise Control Program works to address a variety of noise issues, including amplified sound, music, vehicles, construction, events and parades. This office does not address residential animal noise, aircraft, railroad and civic disturbances. Those issues are handled through other agencies. Visit portlandonline's Bureau of Development Services section on noise enforcement for more information.