Code Compliance

Clatsop County's Code Compliance program works to resolve citizens' concerns effectively and to develop solutions to individual situations by providing public awareness of code requirements pursuant to Clatsop County Land and Water Development and Use Code and Clatsop County Code.

Code Compliance Specialists nmendoza [at] (Nancy Mendoza) and Rob Ledgerwood can be reached at 503-325-8611. Please contact the Code Compliance Office via codecompliance [at] (e-mail) or by phone, or complete a complaint form and submit it here. Please provide your contact information on the form.



Do you have a non-emergency complaint about a short-term rental in unincorporated Clatsop County? Call our 24/7 hotline at 503-325-1001 or use the Short-Term Rental Complaint Hotline Form



If you are a victim of illegal dumping Clatsop County may be able to help by relieving some of the financial burden of removing the waste.

The Solid Waste Abatement Program (SWAP) provides financial assistance to property owners and occupants of property who are victims of illegal dumping. This assistance is a voucher that can be used at the Astoria transfer station to dispose up to 1 ton of garbage. Eligibility for this program includes filing a report with the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and filling out an application for the program with the Community Development Department.

  • To report illegal dumping on your property please call 503-325-2061 to make a report with the CCSO and receive a case #.
  • To obtain an application or get more information about the SWAP program, please contact nmendoza [at] (Nancy Mendoza) at 503-325-8611
Hwy 30 Before & After

This property on Highway 30 used to have trash accumulation and inoperable vehicles. Code Compliance staff were able to work with the property owner to clean up the site and bring the property into compliance. Code Compliance can make a difference in your neighborhood as well. 

Let's Talk Trash Campaign

Clatsop County Code Compliance has launched “Let’s Talk Trash,” a six-month campaign to raise awareness of when trash buildup on property could result in a violation.

The Let’s Talk Trash campaign will help residents understand how to properly dispose of waste and what to do if trash is illegally dumped where you live.

800 Exchange St., Room 100
Astoria, OR 97103
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