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Revenue Division

Arts Tax: 503-865-4278

Business Taxes: 503-823-5157

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201

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Portland’s Broadband Strategic Plan recognizes broadband networks as fundamental infrastructure to the future of Portland’s citizens and businesses. 

The Office for Community Technology (OCT) administers and reviews requests for wireless carrier 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 sites proposed in certain residential areas. Wireless carrier agreements.

The City of Portland is currently reviewing the FCC's 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Order and evaluating its impact on the City's wireless siting in the right of way program.

FCC's 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Rulemaking and Order

Portland reviews and evaluates the impact on the City's wireless siting in the ROW program

Wireless carrier agreements

Carriers with an agreement with the Wireless program

Wireless FAQs

Wireless program background information