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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Permit Support

Inspections and enforcement, dedications and easements, vacating a street, insurance and bond requirements, and leases.


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

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.

Construction Inspections

Street inspections for street improvements and right of way use

Vacating a Street

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.

Street Naming Process

Information on street naming, street designation, and property numbering

Dedicating Streets and Granting Easements

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.