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A street use permit is required for any work or occupation in the public right-of-way. Typical of this work is construction by private contractors, public agencies, vending, block parties, etc. Construction includes but is not limited to sewer, storm, or water extensions or repairs, franchise utility work, driveway, sidewalk, curb and gutter, structures, landscaping, trees, street lighting, paving, or any other excavation or pertinent installation in the right-of-way.
Report a sidewalk café violation
Metal slip resistance
Structurally Pre-Approved Vaults for Use in the Right of Way
Insurance and Bond Requirements
Community Event and Block Party Street Closure Permits
Rose Festival and Holidays moratorium on construction permits
Street inspections for street improvements and right of way use
Structural plans and permits for underground utility mains and services, structures and poles, and sewer connections.
The City of Portland has standard traffic control plans for traffic lane and street closures in the Central Business District and street closures for Community Events.
Information and forms to facilitate the street vacation process
Call the Parade Event Access Hotline at 503-823-2633 for info on the Parade Event Marking Ordinance.
Information on street naming, street designation, and property numbering
It may be possible to reserve space in the public right of way under certain circumstances.
Fill-in form for proposed utility work in the Central Business District (Word document).
City Code defines operating a sidewalk café as serving food or beverages from a café or restaurant to patrons seated at tables within the sidewalk area adjacent to the café or restaurant. Operating a sidewalk café in the City of Portland requires a permit
City Code states that it is unlawful for any person to sell any goods or services on any public sidewalk within the City of Portland without first obtaining a permit from the City Engineer.
Information on permits for: banners, bike racks, transit shelters, house moves, miscellaneous permits, i.e., minor encroachments, sidewalk cafes, sidewalk/driveways, and vending carts. Permits are also granted for use of the streets.
Issues permits for: sidewalks, driveways, carriage walks, tree wells, and retaining walls within the public right-of-way.
There are many circumstances that require use of the public right-of-way to facilitate construction on private property. In each case it is necessary to obtain permits for Temporary Street Closures.
If you are required to dedicate new street right-of-way or public easements, this service will tell you how we’ll get the right documents prepared for you.
If you are planning to submit a proposed plat to the City of Portland click here.