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Bureaus and offices

41 bureaus and offices found

Archives & Records Management

The Archives and Records Management Division operates the City of Portland Archives and Records Center, making city administrative and historical records accessible to the public and City employees for research and inspection in accordance with Oregon's public records laws.

Assessments, Finance, and Foreclosure

Supporting City livability goals by helping to finance infrastructure improvements, and supporting the regulatory efforts of other city bureaus. We use Charter-granted authority to assess property for local improvements, system development charges, and code violations.

Asset Management

Management office for all City assets.

Audit Services

The Audit Services Division is the auditing branch of the elected City Auditor's Office. The Division's mission is to conduct performance and financial audits of City operations, and to make recommendations to improve efficiency, effectiveness and equity of City bureaus, offices and functions.

Budget Office

The City Budget Office provides timely, accurate, and unfiltered information and analysis regarding budgeting, forecasting, and fiscal policy issues to the Mayor, Commissioners, City Auditor, City bureaus, and the public.

Chief Administrative Officer

Our mission is to be a trusted partner, creating smart solutions for the City and our community.

City Attorney

We provide legal services to the Mayor, City Council and City offices and bureaus regarding their official capacities within City government.

Community & Civic Life

Promoting a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

Community Technology

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Council clerk and contracts

The division's core functions are Council Clerk, central repository for City contracts, check disbursements, and maintain City Charter and Code.

Development Services

The Bureau of Development Services promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.

Elections

Assists the public with election issues, such as running for City office or filing an initiative petition. Working with other governmental partners such as the Multnomah County Elections Division and the Oregon Secretary of State's Elections Division, the office oversees City elections.

Emergency Communications

Our mission is to be the vital connection between the community and emergency service responders by answering 9-1-1 and non-emergency public safety calls, triaging for proper response, and dispatching appropriate resources.

Emergency Management

Promote readiness, coordinate response, and build resilience for Portland. The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) develops and implements strategic planning, programs, and policies to continually advance the city's mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.

Environmental Services

Environmental Services manages Portland's wastewater and stormwater infrastructure to protect public health and the environment.

Equity and Human Rights

The Office of Equity and Human Rights provides education and technical support to City staff and elected officials, leading to recognition and removal of systemic barriers to fair and just distribution of resources, access and opportunity, starting with issues of race and disability.

Facilities

To lead the way in planning, developing, and operating sustainable public facilities that are efficient and well maintained. We are committed to developing high performance buildings that limit their environmental impact, contribute to Portland's character, and make Portland a better place.

Fire and Police Disability and Retirement

We deliver peace of mind to our fire and police members and their survivors by providing disability and retirement benefits in a timely, compassionate and fiscally responsible manner.

Fire and Rescue

Portland Fire & Rescue proactively, safely, and aggressively protects life, property, and the environment.

Government Relations

The mission of the Office of Government Relations is to advance the City of Portland's legislative and intergovernmental policy objectives. The Office provides effective representation, strategic advice, and quality service to the City Council and all city bureaus.

Hearings Office

The City's Hearings Office conducts impartial administrative hearings and renders decisions in Land Use Hearings, Code Hearings, Appeals of City Decisions, Towing Hearings, and other administrative matters.

The Hearings Office is part of the Auditor's Office.

Housing

The Portland Housing Bureau works toward the vision that all Portlanders can find affordable homes and have equitable access to housing. To this end, PHB is tasked with developing citywide housing policy, increasing affordable housing, promoting stable homeownership, and managing resources.

Human Resources

The Bureau of Human Resources supports City employees by coordinating the daily operations of the workforce, recruiting and retaining staff members, and developing and implementing programs that will benefit the staff and City as a whole.

Independent Police Review

The City Auditor's Independent Police Review provides impartial oversight of police conduct, practices, and policies to increase accountability and public trust.

Management and Finance

Our mission is to be a trusted partner, creating smart solutions for the City and our community.

Maps, GIS and Open Data

Welcome to the main page for the City of Portland Corporate GIS (CGIS) team. Here you can stay up-to-date on our major projects, find examples of maps and applications that use our enterprise data, and provide feedback on our products and services.

Ombudsman

The Ombudsman is your Rose City watchdog. We are here to make sure City government treats Portland residents and businesses fairly. We investigate complaints and identify ways to resolve them. As part of the City Auditor’s Office, we’re independent and impartial.

Open and Accountable Elections

The Open and Accountable Elections program seeks to reduce the influence of money in politics and encourage election of people to City office who are reflective of and accountable to all Portlanders.

Parks and Recreation

Portland's parks, public places, natural areas, and recreational opportunities give life and beauty to our city. These essential assets connect people to place, self, and others. Portland's residents treasure and care for this legacy, building on the past to provide for future generations.

Planning and Sustainability

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places, and plan for a resilient future.

Police

The mission of the Portland Police Bureau is to reduce crime and the fear of crime. We work with all community members to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.

Portland Children's Levy

The Levy is a City of Portland initiative that annually generates $19 million through a property tax of $0.4026 per $1,000 assessed valuation—about $60 a year for a home with an assessed value of $150,000. 95 cents of every dollar goes directly into proven children's programs throughout the city

Printing and Distribution

City agencies must go through P&D for their printing work, although they have their choice of the actual provider. Other local government agencies use P&D by choice.

Procurement

The Procurement Services Division provides guidelines and support for city bureaus and vendors wishing to work with the City.

Prosper Portland

We are the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. We focus on building an equitable economy by carrying out a comprehensive range of economic development programs that support small business, improve access to workforce training, and create jobs for Portland residents

Revenue

The Revenue Division collects revenues to fund essential services and provides regulatory oversight for protection of the public.

Revenue and Financial Services

The Bureau of Financial Services is responsible for the City's central accounting, treasury, debt management, and pension oversight programs.

Risk Management

City Risk manages liability claims against the City. We administer workers' compensation & employee return to work. City Risk is self-insured and buys commercial insurance for risks not self-insured. Other services include worker safety, loss prevention, risk assessment & third-party subrogation.

Technology Services

To deliver strategic leadership through effective, innovative, reliable and secure technology services for our stakeholders

Transportation

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving.

Water

We serve excellent water every minute of every day.