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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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How to Apply for Your Block Party Permit

Options: Paper Application or Online Application

2018 Block Party Wordle

The Paper Application

Save a copy of the block party application to your computer, or print it out. If you save it to your computer you can fill in the information on the PDF file. If you do not know how to fill a PDF form, you may print the application out and complete it by hand.  You must notify your neighbors and all affected by the street closure of your block party.  You are required to deliver the notification flyer to all of your neighbors on the block by inviting them to your block party.


Online Application

Apply online here. It's easy to create a "Portland Online" account if you don't have one (go here).
You will be required to fill out and submit two PDF documents.
Save them to your computer, then open them in a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat.
Those two documents are:

1. Block Party Traffic Control Plan
2. Notification Flyer Template (You may also create your own flyer, and it must contain the same information requested in template)

Once the application has been approved by PBOT, the permit will be emailed to you the week prior to your event. Please make sure to print the email address and mailing address clearly on the application to avoid delay.
If you have any questions, contact PBOT (503-823-4003) or We will assist you in determining if your event qualifies for a block party permit, or if a different type of permit is required.

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