111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201
The Office for Community Technology (OCT) administers and reviews requests for wireless carrier macro sites located within the public right-of-way (ROW), e.g., attachments on utility poles located near the road or sidewalk. ROW permits are administrative permits in public streets. ROW siting and administrative permits are not governed by the zoning code.
Carriers are required to follow a pre-application notification process for new macro sites proposed in certain residential areas. To view each carrier's authorization to be in the ROW, go to Wireless carrier agreements. For information on small wireless facilities, see the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Vertical Infrastructure page https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/78507.
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