HOW TO ESTABLISH CLEARANCE FOR YOUR DRIVEWAY
Below are the guidelines and instructions for how to establish a driveway clearance.
You may paint your own driveway clearance if:
- You paint only the curb returns (including face of returns), wings (including face of wings) and/or the throat. You may not paint outside the curb returns or wings.
- You must use "TRAFFIC LINE YELLOW" paint which may be purchased at traffic supply companies. (See Yellow Pages of Telephone book.)
- The width of the paint must be not more than 8 inches wide as measured from and starting at the curb face.
- You may not paint a driveway clearance if the driveway is located at or within a prohibited parking area such as "No Parking At Any Time," "No Parking In This Block," "Truck Loading Zone All Days, All Hours," etc.
- You may not paint a driveway clearance at a curb cut (driveway) which does not meet the definition of a driveway (see Title 16).
You may pay the City to paint your driveway clearance: (please see Sample driveway clearance drawing)
If painting the curb returns or wings is not possible or sufficient, you may request that the Bureau of Transportation System Management paint a larger driveway clearance or install signs. The Bureau will individually evaluate each request for special services. Since this service is for the benefit of the requester rather than the general public, the following fees will be charged:
|$75||Each. Generally used in unimproved right-of-way.|
To request a special driveway clearance:
Send it to:
Bureau of Transportation System Management
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 800
Portland OR 97204-1969
For specific issues click here for email addresses of Parking Technicians and their Districts.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Transportation System Management, Parking Control Section, at 503-823-5185.
Illegal driveway paintings are declared to be a public nuisance and are either:
Removed by the City at the adjacent property owner's expense, or
Referred to the City Code Hearings Officer, who is empowered to initiate legal action and can levy fines up to $500 a day for code violations.