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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.
Metal slip resistance
Street inspections for street improvements and right of way use
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.
Issues permits for: sidewalks, driveways, carriage walks, tree wells, and retaining walls within the public right-of-way.
Environmental Assessment Information Packet 2017-2018
All the information needed to plan and get a permit for your local event.
Insurance and Bond Requirements
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.
Information about parking permits in Portland.
PBOT issues temporary permits to reserve the right of way, including parking spaces, sidewalks, streets and lanes.
If you are planning to submit a proposed plat to the City of Portland click here.
Structurally Pre-Approved Vaults for Use in the Right of Way
Publication boxes are free standing and are intended to provide convenient locations for distribution of publications to the general public.
The Right-of-Way Use Enforcement Program helps resolve construction, utility and community use permitting violations.
Call the Parade Event Access Hotline at 503-823-2633 for info on the Parade Event Marking Ordinance.
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
Report a sidewalk café violation
Standards & Notices
Information on street naming, street designation, and property numbering
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.
Structural plans and permits for underground utility mains and services, structures and poles, and sewer connections.
City of Portland employees or subcontractors notifying TSUP about upcoming work
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.
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.