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17.23.050 Permits Required.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 187632, effective April 15, 2016.)

A.  Any party desiring to perform work in the street or make use of the street area to perform work on private property shall first obtain a temporary street closure permit as prescribed in Chapter 17.24 of the Code of the City of Portland, Oregon, and pay the permit fees set forth in Chapter 17.24.

B.  Any party performing emergency work shall notify the Director of the Bureau of Transportation at the time work is commenced and when finished.  Emergency work may be performed without first obtaining the temporary street closure permit outlined in Subsection A. above or without complying with the requirements of Subsection A. above.

C.  Any party desiring to perform work that utilizes the street area in the Special Traffic Control District shall obtain approval from the Director of the Bureau of Transportation to schedule their work.  Any party desiring to perform work shall distribute notice of work to adjacent businesses five days in advance of proposed work dates.  A written schedule of work dates and proof of notification to adjacent businesses shall be submitted to the Director of the Bureau of Transportation prior to final approval being granted.

D.  The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may waive minimum notification requirements as listed above in Subsection C. if work is deemed to have minimal impact to the transportation system.

E.  Not withstanding the other provisions of this Section, the Director of the Bureau of Transportation shall have the authority to implement additional requirements for permits in the Special Traffic Control District when conditions in the downtown require more stringent regulations.

F.  Nothing contained herein shall limit the authority of the Director of the Bureau of Transportation in maintaining public peace and safety and upon request from the Director of the Bureau of Transportation the party performing any work in the street area shall reopen the street area to its normal use within two hours of notification from the Director of the Bureau of Transportation.