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Q. How do I get a sidewalk built on my street?
A. Sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner. If you wish to construct a sidewalk adjacent to your property, you’ll need to get a permit from the City. Call Street Systems Management in the Office of Transportation at (503) 823-7004 for more information or click here for a sidewalk permit information .
Neighborhood residents may wish to join together to form a Local Improvement District (LID) to build sidewalks. For more information on sidewalk LIDs, contact the LID Administrator at (503) 823-5185.
The City may choose to construct sidewalks on arterial streets where there is significant need. Contact the Pedestrian Coordinator at (503) 823-6177.
Q. What can I do about overgrown vegetation on a sidewalk?
A. Call the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Nuisance Department at (503) 823-7306. They will notify the adjacent property owner and follow up to ensure the vegetation is pruned or removed.
Q. How do I report a clogged drain causing water or leaves to block my crosswalk?
A. Call the Bureau of Maintenance at (503) 823-1700. They will send out a maintenance worker to clean the drain. For more information about backed up sewers and drains, click here.
Q. How do I request ADA curb ramps in a particular location?
A. The Pedestrian Coordinator takes request for curb ramps through the Curb Ramp Request Program. Read more about the program on our web site and fill out a request form on line. If you have further questions, contact the Pedestrian Coordinator at (503) 823-6177.
Q. How do I request a pedestrian sidewalk or signal?
A. City traffic engineers evaluate requests for pedestrian crossings and signals. Call the Traffic Investigations Section of the Bureau of Transportation System Management at (503) 823-5054.