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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Angle Loading Parking Permit

Effective July 1, 1992, the Portland City Council revised the portion of the City code governing Vehicles and Traffic.  The previous Code prohibited angle loading in certain areas of the city.  The revised Code extends that prohibition to the entire city and provides for a system of permits issued by the Bureau of Transportation System Management.


Because of building designs and the increasing size of delivery vehicles, it is understood that angle loading operation may need to continue at locations around the city.   The City's intent is not to end all angle loading, but to have that loading maintain public safety in the right-of-way by reducing the chances of injury for workers, pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. 


Permits are issued to  the business and must be clearly displayed on each vehicle while loading/unloading and are transferable from vehicle to vehicle.  Permits are issued for the calendar year.


After receiving the application, the District Technician and the District Engineer will arrange to meet with you to determine the conditions of the permits.   The front side of the permit contains requirements for the location, as determined by the District Field Representative, and the reverse side of the permit shows any traffic control plan, as determined by the District Traffic Engineer.


Before signing the application, please read the conditions regarding permit use.   Violation of the conditions of the permit will be penalized as noted on the application.  The Bureau may deny requests for permits or impose such limitation as it deems necessary.


Print and mail your completed application to:  Bureau of Transportation System Management, Parking Control,  1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Room 1302, Portland, OR 97204-1969.  Permits are issued by mail ONLY.


If you have questions regarding your permit or the permit process, please email or call Jay Rogers at 503-823-5412.

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