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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Leasing the Public Right-of-Way: Exclusive Utility Vaults

Title 17, Chapter 17.16.140 (E) Rental or Leasing of Real Property or Public Right-of-Way by the Bureau of Transportation:

Effective July 1, 2016, all new applications for building permits with designs that propose to locate exclusive utility vaults within the right-of-way will need to enter into a lease with the City of Portland through its Bureau of Transportation. For more information, visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation website at