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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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Updates:

  1. Please be aware of the Permit Center Holiday Hours.
  2. The deadline to apply for an exemption to the Holiday Moratorium is November 1st, 2017.  Click here for more info.
  3. PBOT will begin a new ROW enforcement program in January 2018.  Click here for more info.
  4. Street use permits will have an additional square footage fee assessed beginning Fall 2017. Click here for more info.

 Permit Types: 

  • Simple 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. Simple permit requests are only valid for 5 parking spaces or less, and 1 week or less (if your parking needs require more spaces and/or more time, please apply for the Complex Street Use Permit below).

  • Complex Street Use Permit (Traffic Control)
    To reserve parking, sidewalk, lane, or street for construction, utility work, events, etc. This application is for any work requiring traffic control, and/or any parking request that does not meet the limitations of the Simple Street Use Permit above. 

  • Renew a Permit
    Submit a renewal request using our online form. 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*

  Quick Links: | Moratorium Insurance | Traffic Control Plans | Work Zone Concerns |
 | Quick Permit | Event Permits | Questions? Watch our instructional videos or contact us. 

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: cpac@portlandoregon.gov
Open: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thurs 8:00 a.m. to Noon