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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Public Works Permitting (PWP) Updates

NEW! text within a blue splatter.What’s New in Public Works Permitting (PWP)?

By Valerie Joachim, PWP Supervisor

Who is PWP? We facilitate the consolidated permitting process for public infrastructure improvements triggered by private development, on behalf of BES, PBOT, Water, and Urban Forestry. The PWP team is collocated within the City of Portland’s Permit Center to provide one-stop-shop service to the development community.

What’s New?

  1. Public Works Goes Paperless! – Check out the New On-line Submittal Forms for Concept, Design, and Final Plans
  2. Check out the “What’s New?" category on our homepage for the latest additions to the PWP website:
    a. Initial Concept and Final Plan Submittal Examples for joint PBOT/BES and PBOT-separate public improvement projects.
    b. Fiscal Year 2019-20 Public Works Fee Schedules effective July 1, 2019
    c. Is your public infrastructure project near or under the Portland Streetcar? Check out the Portland Streetcar Design Standards & Track Access Permit Info.
    d. Does your project include street lighting and traffic signals? Check out: PBOT’s Light Levels & Guidelines for Roadway Lighting, and the Traffic Signal Design Guide
  3. In September/October – Look for announcements about Public Works’ ‘Lunch & Learns’ at the Bureau of Development Services.

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