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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 Parking, Sidewalk, Street Use Permits

PBOT Temporary Street Use Permitting issues permits for temporary use of the public right of way, including parking, sidewalk, lane and street closures. Permits are issued as per Title 16, 17 and 24 of Portland City Code.

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 **We will be closed on Monday, 2/19/18, for President's day**

  1. Street use permits will have an additional square footage fee assessed beginning January 2018. Click here for more info.

 Permit Types: 

  • Simple Temporary Street Use Permit (Parking Only)
    Reserving on-street parking to facilitate a residential move, commercial move, loading/unloading for events, short term construction/utility work, tree trimming, etc. The Simple Temporary Street Use Permit is intended for all 'parking-only' requests. Requests that also include the use or closure of a sidewalk, bike/traffic lane, or street, need to be submitted through the Complex permit below.

  • Complex Temporary Street Use Permit (Traffic Control)
    To use or close a sidewalk, bike/traffic lane, or street, and reserve any necessary parking for: construction, utility work, crane lifts, etc. This application is for any work requiring traffic control (the use or closure of a sidewalk, lane, or street).

  • Renew a Permit
    Submit a request to a renew an ongoing permit, or reissue a permit that you have had in the past. Please include your existing permit number(s) and your desired dates. As with all of our permits, please allow at least 7-10 business days for processing.

  • Quick Permit (Storage Container/Drop Box Permit)
    Permits you to to legally place a Storage Container or Drop Box on the street in an area with no parking restrictions. This permit does not reserve any parking. *Faster turn-around*

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Once prepared, permits are available at:
The Permit Center Transportation Counter
1900 SW 4th Ave. 1st Floor, Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503.823.7365  Fax: 503.865.3442  Email:
Open: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thurs 8:00 a.m. to Noon