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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 & equipment are issued by our Meter Shop staff at our Field Operations Center:



1850 N Interstate Avenue, Portland OR


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. A map is provided on the reverse. View online map.


Parking is available outside the Meter Shop.



Staff Contact

Jack Finders, Hydrant Permit Program


8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, by appointment only 


Visa or MasterCard only. Final payment is due when equipment is returned.

Fire Hydrant Permit Process

Policies related to hydrants

Fire Hydrant Equipment

Equipment required for fire hydrant use

Air Gap Specs & Diagram

Requirements to provide an air gap.

Authorized Hydrant Map (South)

Hydrants available by permit - South

Authorized Hydrant Map (North)

Hydrants available by permit - North

Map to the Meter Shop

Download a map to the Meter Shop

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