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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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Vertical Infrastructure in the Public Right-of-Way

  • Vertical Infrastructure Illustration showing various poles

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Wireless Installations in the Right-of-Way

Applicant Web Page – Information and Process for Franchised Wireless Carriers

In response to the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) recent order (https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-18-133A1.pdf ) – effective January 2019 – related to the deployment of personal wireless service facilities, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has created a new intake and review process for personal wireless service facility applications.

Wireless facilities may be allowed in the public right-of-way (ROW) subject to the terms of a master lease agreement with the City of Portland and must comply with conditions defined in PBOT Vertical Infrastructure Administrative Rules (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/726087).

Vertical infrastructure facilities available within the public ROW at this time are either City owned assets such as street light and traffic signal poles or non-City owned (3rd Party) utility poles.


For questions or more information:

Donovan Grabowski 503.823.4340
Email:  pbotvi@portlandoregon.gov


TRN-10.44 - Interim Administrative Rule for Vertical Infrastructure in the Public Right-of-Way

TRN-10.44 - Interim Administrative Rule for Vertical Infrastructure in the Public Right-of-Way

* Interim * Intake and Review Process

Interim Intake and Review Process