Security Deposit Guide for Portland Renters

Authored By: Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Your landlord must return your security deposit or provide a written accounting of why it was not returned. This guide will help you ensure your landlord returns your security deposit when you move out and provides steps to take if you have a dispute with a prior landlord about a security deposit. Starting on March 1, 2020, renters in the City of Portland have additional protections under the City’s Rental Housing Security Deposit Ordinance. Read the PDF for more info.

Download the 8-page PDF or read it online

Last Review and Update: Oct 13, 2022
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