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Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.


1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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Permits - Fire Hydrants

Permits and equipment are issued by Water Bureau Meter Shop staff at the Field Operations Center:

Location 1850 N Interstate Avenue, Portland OR
Driving Directions From N. Larrabee Ave, north of N. Broadway, turn right onto N. Hancock St.
Turn left at entrance to the Field Operations Center. Follow signs to the Meter Shop. 
View online map.
Parking Parking is available outside the Meter Shop.
Phone 503-823-8961
Staff Contact Jack Finders, Hydrant Permit Program
Hours 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, by appointment only 
Payment Visa or MasterCard only. Final payment is due when equipment is returned.

Fire Hydrant Permit Process

Policies related to hydrants (Updated: July 2015)

BES Sump Testing Policy

(Updated: July 2014)

Hydrant Use Rules & Regulations

(Updated: July 2014)

Fire Hydrant Equipment

Equipment required for fire hydrant use (Updated: July 2014)

Air Gap Specs & Diagram

Requirements to provide an air gap.

Map to the Meter Shop

Download a map to the Meter Shop