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Code Compliance

Feather banner signCode Compliance: Keeping Tigard Clean and Livable

Striking a Balance on Feather Flag Signs
Feather flag signs that look like curled banners, and are often colorfully decorated, have become increasingly popular for many businesses. They have also drawn local criticism because of their appearance. Enforcement of their use in Tigard highlights the balance the city’s Code Compliance Program must achieve to maintain community safety and livability while effectively enforcing state and local codes.

The proliferation of these signs has also led to more online citizen complaints against them. Rising concerns about the “circus” image these signs promote has prompted the city’s compliance team to give these types of displays more scrutiny.

Compliance officers need to find the right mix of actions between banning their use and supporting the needs of small businesses who use them for street advertising.

Starting Jan. 1, compliance officers are launching a campaign to educate local businesses of the established rules and protocols to obtain temporary sign permits. Most notably, they will limit the use of such signs in potentially dangerous locations such as intersections and driveways primarily along the Highway 99W corridor. Officers will stop at businesses to educate, gain voluntary compliance and, as a last resort, enforce against those who do not comply.

After initial notification, businesses will be given 30 days to comply with the city’s temporary sign ordinance. Currently, the ordinance allows businesses to display one “temporary” banner for 30 days, up to three times a year. 

Temporary sign permits may be obtained online. The form may be mailed or brought in person to City of Tigard Permit Center.  

File a Complaint
If you find a code violation that needs correction, please send us a code violation complaint through our online portal or pick up a request form at the Permit Center. Code Compliance will be happy to work with you to get violations corrected. Common code violations can be found here.

Common Code Violations

For photos and details, see Common Code Violations.

» Attractive Nuisances (TMC 6.02.050)
» Basketball Hoop in ROW (TMC 6.02.310)
» Debris, Rubbish, Refuse - Scattering (TMC 6.02.230)
» Debris, Rubbish, Refuse - Unhealthy (TMC 6.02.010.B)
» Fences and Walls (TMC 18.745.050.C)
» Garbage and Putrescible Waste (TMC 6.02.240.B)
» Home Occupations  (TMC 18.742.020)
» Inoperable Vehicles/Parts (TMC 6.02.220.B)
» Insects and Rodents - Maintaining Grounds/Storage (TMC 6.02.150)
» Livestock/Poultry (TMC 6.02.070)
» Maintenance & Repair of Public Sidewalks (TMC 6.02.320)
» Noises - Prohibited (TMC 6.02.440)
» Noxious Vegetation (TMC 6.02.020)
» Obstructing Streets (TMC 10.32.200)
» Odor (TMC 6.02.010.E)
» Open Storage of Junk (TMC 6.02.220)
» RVs - Living In/Storage (TMC 18.730.050.C)
» Sidewalks, Curbs & Planter Strips (TMC 6.02.330)
» Signs (TMC 18.780)
» Stagnant Water/Mosquitoes, Insect Pests (TMC 6.02.010.C)
» Streets & Sidewalks - Broken, Debris On, Obstructed (TMC 6.02.310)
» Trash Container Maintenance (TMC 6.02.240.A)
» Trees & Bushes (TMC 6.02.030)
» Truck, Trailer, Bus, Camper, Motor Home, RV, and Boat Restrictions (TMC 10.28.030)
» Visual Clearance Requirements (TMC 18.795.030)
» Waste (Rubbish, Garbage) Own Property (TMC 6.02.250)
» Waste (Rubbish, Garbage) Public or Private Property (TMC 6.02.260)

Submit a Police-Related Compliance Request

Street Parking and Storage
Use for street parking, including inoperable or abandoned vehicles, RVs, boats, trailers, PODS. 

Submit a Code Violation Complaint

The city investigates reports of code violations when a citizen submits a code violation complaint.  Contact information must be provided so that we can contact the complainant to act on requests for code compliance services. All information entered into the online code compliance system becomes public record, including your contact information.
Step 1
To submit a code violation complaint, you will need to provide the following:
check mark The type of code violation being reported
check mark The address or parcel number of the property where the observed violation exists
check mark Contact information for complainant
check mark  A description of the observed violation, including the location on the property (supporting documentation such as photos, maps, letters, illustrations, etc. may be helpful)
For more information about these items, please view our detailed instructions here. We recommend printing these instructions to use as a reference guide as you navigate through the online system to submit a code violation complaint.

Step 2
Click the link below to continue to our online system to submit a code violation complaint. By clicking this link, you understand and agree to allow all information provided to become a public record.

Please note that your browser must be set to "allow pop-ups from this site" before proceeding.
Submit Code Violation Complaint for code violation types as shown below:
  • Nuisance: illegal signage, junk, vegetation...
  • Land Use: planning and zoning...
  • Building: construction, permits, drainage problems, retaining walls, fences...
  • Housing: inadequate maintenance, leaking roofs and windows, inoperable toilets, drains, and septic systems...

City of Tigard Permit Center
13125 SW Hall Blvd; Tigard, OR 97223
Code Compliance

Quick Links
  »  Common Code Violation Details

  »  Code Violation Complaint
Other Agencies
  »  Washington County Animal Services
  »  OR Dept of Agriculture Exotic Animals

Mediation Resource
Sometimes talking with your neighbor is the quickest way to address a problem. The City of Tigard partners with Beaverton's Dispute Resolution Center to offer free mediation services to Tigard residents.

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