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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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2017 Renewal Instructions

Street Seat Permit Renewal Instructions

Applicants who wish to renew existing Street Seat installations are required to complete a new application form each year.  In addition, they must provide demonstration of continued community support for installation and drawings detailing any proposed design changes, if applicable.  

1.  April 1, 2017: Please submit renewal applications by this date. 

2.  How to submit a renewal request:

APPLICATION FORM.  Renewal application can be found here.

PDF version.   

Downloadable Word doc

REQUIRED COMMUNITY SUPPORT & OUTREACH DOCUMENTATION.  Application will need to include documentation of continued community support for the installation. This can be demonstrated in the form of:   

  -  Written endorsement by local neighborhood association

  -  Written endorsement by local business association

  -  Letters of support from immediate neighbors

REQUIRED DESIGN DOCUMENT PACKAGE.  If applicant is proposing ANY design changes (landscaping, lighting, cover, furniture changes, etc) attach a narrative describing possible changes and include any helpful photos or sketches.  Site plans, elevations, sections, renderings, and design/constructions services information are NOT required unless major changes are being proposed.

CAFÉ SEATING PERMIT APPLICATION.  Attach scanned demonstration of approved outdoor café seating permit, including the approved site plan of any sidewalk furniture. If you do not yet have a renewed Café Seating Permit, please contact Sidewalk Café Permit program by phone: 503-823-7002,  Option 5, or Email:

3.  Send scanned application form and attachments by email to 

4.  Permit fees are not due until approval of renewal request, prior to the Transportation Bureau reissuing the renewal permit. 

2015 Street Seat Permit Fees  
Base fee for renewal applications    $250.00
Cafe seating permit for platform (if applicable)   $105/linear foot (typically $2100 for 1 parking space)
Lost meter revenue (if applicable)      ~ $2,000-7,000, TBD based on location
Additional incurred costs (if applicable) (i.e. sign changes such as truck loading zone changes)  ~ $150-$500, TBD based on location