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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Apply for or Renew Company/Vehicle Permit




**ALL** NEW and RENEWING companies must have submitted all requirements online before certification will be processed. New companies can take up to 60 days to process. Recertifying companies must submit requirements at least 30 days before expiration or be subject to penalties.


Company Permit Requirements

Company Certification

Please visit our online portal to complete your certification:

NEMT Brokerages

In order to operate in the City of Portland, new NEMT companies must first secure a contract with the local brokerage. Portland contracts will be handled by Ride Connection.

Ride Connection
Direct: 503.528.1751
Fax:    503.528.1755
9955 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97220

Vehicle Certification

Please visit our online portal to complete your certification:

ASE Vehicle Inspection Form

 LPT Inspection form to be filled out by ASE or Blue Seal Certified mechanic for each vehicle. Not needed for vehicles manufactured in current calendar year or vehicles with less than 10,000 miles on odometer. Renewing companies do not need to submit form to City. One form per vehicle in fleet. 

Approved Executive Town Car Vehicle List 

List of make/model of vehicles approved by the Advisory Committee to operate as Executive Town Cars. Includes process to add vehicle(s) not currently on the list.

Vehicle Age Exemption (VAE)

A two-year VAE can be issued to specific vehicles over 10 years of age in the following categories: Scheduled Service, Reserved Luxury Vehicle Service, and Limited Passenger Transportation Service (LPT). For further information and instructions on how to apply: VAE Information  Restrictions apply- see requirements here: TRN-14.28 - Administrative Rule for Private for-Hire Transportation - Vehicle Exemption. Please apply online:

Decal Replacement

Please visit our online portal to complete your request:

Crash Report

Drivers are required to report crashes within 24 hours per City Code. Form can be emailed to or faxed to 503-865-3022.

Background Check Instructions

Instructions for ordering and certifying background checks for drivers.