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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Temporary Street Closures

City Code 17.24.017 Temporary Street Closure states:

A person will be denied a permit under PCC Section 17.24.017 C. & D. if more than 50 percent of the property owners abutting the street to be closed object to the closure or if another City Bureau objects to the closure based on concerns for neighborhood livability such as noise, disorderly conduct, litter, or public safety.

A person who is denied a permit under PCC Section 17.24.017 C. & D. may appeal the matter to City Council. The applicant shall file with the City Auditor within five days after denial a written notice of appeal. The notice shall identify the decision that is being appealed, and include the appellant’s name, address, phone number, signature, and a clear statement of the specific reason(s) for the appeal. Upon receipt of such appeal, the Auditor shall then place the matter upon the Calendar of the City Council. At the hearing, the Council may affirm or modify the decision of the Director of the Bureau of Transportation as the Council may deem necessary. 

See Or see Administrative rule for street closure permits for community events 


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Phone: 503.823.7073 or 503.823.1099  Fax: 503.279.3953