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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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2019 Community Event Fees

Starting in January 2019, our fee structure is changing. If you have questions about our fee structure, please email or call us.

Community event fees are determined as follows:

  • Type of event – street events must be free and open to the public:

    • Type 1 Event: Event with no sales, admission fees, concessions, or compensation in any form and farmer’s markets

    • Type 2 Event: Event with ten (10) or more vendors with items for purchase

    • Type 3 Event: Event with less than ten (10) vendors with items for purchase and alcohol allowed in the street


  • Alcohol:

    • Allows for alcohol sales and/or consumption in the street area


  • Parking:

    • Fees vary based on metered or non-metered locations


  • Ticketed:

    • Events that sell tickets to enter the street areas; fees are determined by number of attendees. Please note that ticketed events are allowed if the tickets available to the general public


  • Expedited permit fee:

    • If your application is submitted less than 15 business days prior to the event date, there will be a $150.00 expedited fee


  • Application fee:

    • Before an application will be processed, an application fee of $100.00 needs to be received. We accept checks or online payments (we will contact you with a link to pay online).


  • Nonprofit permit fee reduction and waiver criteria (for more information, please go here):

    • Subject to application approval, the City may reduce or waive the permit and parking fees for community event permit applicants which meet the following criteria:

      • Nonprofit status (applicant holds 501c tax status)

      • In good permit standing with all City, County, and State Offices

      • Provide a written description of how the event meets one or more of Portland’s community place-making goals which include: builds community, supports local business, promotes healthy and active lifestyles, reflects/builds community identity


For a larger version of the of the table above, please go here.

Parking Spaces in Non-metered Districts

No parking bags are provided with your permit that you will place on barricades along the street to reserve parking 24 hours in advance of your event.  These cost of each bag is $2.50 per bag.  For a standard 200 foot block, you will be given 12 bags (6 for each side).  For more information on barricade enforcement, please go to:

Parking Spaces in Metered Districts

If the event closes a street within pay to park metered area, fees are assessed for each metered space in the closed street area per day.  The current fee is $14.00 per space per day.

For questions or more information:
Kalise Rucker 503.823.1099 or Yen Tan 503.823.5191
 Fax:  503.279.3953