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A street use permit is required for any work or occupation in the public right-of-way. Typical of this work is construction by private contractors, public agencies, vending, block parties, etc. Construction includes but is not limited to sewer, storm, or water extensions or repairs, franchise utility work, driveway, sidewalk, curb and gutter, structures, landscaping, trees, street lighting, paving, or any other excavation or pertinent installation in the right-of-way.
The Right-of-Way Use Enforcement Program helps resolve construction, utility and community use permitting violations.
Standards & Notices
Street Seats allow businesses or non-profit organizations to convert on-street parking into other public uses, such as café seating or a mini-park, also called a parklet.
Report a sidewalk café violation
City of Portland employees or subcontractors notifying TSUP about upcoming work
Permit to remove underground storage tanks, perform soil boring and testing, or monitoring well installations
PBOT issues temporary permits to reserve the right of way, including parking spaces, sidewalks, streets and lanes.
Insurance and Bond Requirements
Information about parking permits in Portland.
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.
Utility permit fee schedule for fiscal year 2018-2019
Publication boxes are free standing and are intended to provide convenient locations for distribution of publications to the general public.
All the information needed to plan and get a permit for your local event.
Metal slip resistance for access covers/lids
Structurally Pre-Approved Vaults for Use in the Right of Way
Street inspections for street improvements and right of way use
Structural plans and permits for underground utility mains and services, structures and poles, and sewer connections.
Vacating street right-of-way removes the public’s interest and returns control of the land to the underlying fee owner(s) – most often, to the abutting property owners.
Call the Parade Event Access Hotline at 503-823-2633 for info on the Parade Event Marking Ordinance.
Information on street naming, street designation, and property numbering
City Code defines operating a sidewalk café as serving food or beverages from a café or restaurant to patrons seated at tables within the sidewalk area adjacent to the café or restaurant. Operating a sidewalk café in the City of Portland requires a permit
City Code states that it is unlawful for any person to sell any goods or services on any public sidewalk within the City of Portland without first obtaining a permit from the City Engineer.
Issues permits for: sidewalks, driveways, carriage walks, tree wells, and retaining walls within the public right-of-way.
If you are required to dedicate new street right-of-way or public easements, this service will tell you how we’ll get the right documents prepared for you.
If you are planning to submit a proposed plat to the City of Portland click here.