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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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Temporary Street Use Permitting

PBOT Temporary Street Use Permitting issues permits for temporary use of the public right of way, including parking, sidewalk, lane and street closures.

Signs + Markings

The City of Portland maintains 140,937 signs on 88,432 posts and poles in Portland

Street Standards

Streetscape design standards were developed to address environmental considerations, neighborhood speeding, traffic reduction, and neighborhood livability.

Pavement Markings + Striping

Striping and in-pavement markings increase traffic safety, improve traffic circulation, and increase capacity.

Street Improvement Permits

The public street improvement permit program supports new development / re-development projects. The City requires developers to make certain public street improvements in conjunction with construction projects on private property.

Substandard Street Improvements

The substandard street improvement permit allows residents of an existing neighborhood to grade and/or pave their street.