Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Relocation Fee Flow Chart and Exemption Application

Certain rental housing providers are exempt from having to pay relocation fees. Those exemptions include:






  • Rentals outside the city limits of Portland
  • Week-to-week tenancies
  • Tenants who live in the same dwelling unit as the landlord
  • tenants who live in a duplex unit with the second unit occupied by the landlord
  • Tenants who live in an ADU on a property occupied by the landlord
  • A landlord that rents out his or her principal residence during the landlord's absense of not more than 3 years
  • Landlord that rents out a residence due to active duty military service
  • A unit where the landlord is terminating the rental agreement for an immediate family to replace the tenant
  • A dwelling unit regulated as affordable housing for at least 60 years
Download the relocation exemption application here. 

Otherwise, rental housing providers are required to pay out relocation fees as follows:

Relocation Assistance Flow Chart courtesy City of Portland


Click here to download a PDF version of this chart.