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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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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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Starting January 2019, all traffic control plans need to be created using the PBOT BaseMap.  Click here for more information.

Starting Monday, 8/13/18, all Temporary Street Use Permits will be applied for, paid, and issued electronically. We do not accept checks via mail. For more information, please visit our Application Process page.


City of Portland Employees or Contractors working for the City of Portland:


 Permit Types: 

  • Simple Temporary Street Use Permit (Parking Only)
    Reserving on-street parking to facilitate 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 5 business days for processing.

  • Change Request
    Submit a request to make changes to an existing permit or a recently submitted application. Please allow 2 business days of processing time for these requests.

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Questions? Call or email us using our contact information below.

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



The Bureau of Transportation fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA Title II, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For accommodations, complaints, and additional information, contact the Title II and Title VI Coordinator at Room 1204, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, or by telephone at 503-823-5185, City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.