City of Hillsboro
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Hillsboro air quality September 2020
Hillsboro air quality September 2020
Unhealthy Air Prompts Continued Closure of All City of Hillsboro Buildings through Tuesday, September 15 (Photo) - 09/14/20

The City of Hillsboro's buildings and facilities will remain closed to the public through Tuesday, September 15, as a result of unhealthy and hazardous air quality levels.

Fire & Rescue, Police, Water, Public Works, and other essential City services will continue.

The City’s website can provide assistance, 24 hours a day.


Municipal Court

You can schedule a new court date by calling the Municipal Court mainline at 503-681-6157 to leave a voicemail for staff to respond within 24 business hours, or you can email the Municipal Court to schedule a new date. You can also access services online at the Municipal Court webpage.

Utility Billing

You can still call the Utility Billing Message Line at 503-681-5350 and leave a voicemail for a staff response. Staff will respond within 24 business hours. You can also access services online on our Utility Billing webpage. As a reminder, no water service disconnections are taking place at this time. You can also learn about federal assistance for paying your utility bill during COVID-19 on our Utility Assistance page.

Community Development

Community Development staff continue to handle phone calls regarding project or property information. Permitting efforts continue and are largely unaffected. Inspections are not occurring except for remote/virtual inspections on a case by case basis. Other external meetings are occurring virtually. 


HPL To Go at Brookwood Library and Shute Park Library is closed. Books will be held and no fines will be assessed. Phones will not be answered.


Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center is closed. Phones will not be answered.

Garbage and Recycling

On Monday, September 14, garbage and recycling pickup were delayed for many Hillsboro residents due to unhealthy air. Please contact your waste hauler for schedule updates and questions. 

Updates from the City of Hillsboro

See the City's Facilities and Parks Status Map for the latest updates on each location. An update for openings on Wednesday, September 16, will be posted by Tuesday evening.

Please follow official City of Hillsboro social media feeds for accurate, current information on City services and facilities.

Wildfire and Air Quality Information and Resources

Visit the PublicAlerts Wildfire 2020 webpage to sign up for email, text, or tone delivery alerts and to find the latest information on evacuations, air quality, donations, utilities, and recovery.

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