**Please note that we have a 10 business day minimum turn around for all permit requests**
**Permit requests are not guaranteed approval**
Apply for this permit if you will need traffic control (the use or closure of a sidewalk, lane, or street). Please include any parking that is needed with the use or closure on this permit. (No need to request a separate Simple Temporary Street Use Permit for the parking).
- Complex Temporary Street Use Permit Application
*Submit one request per block face (one application per street being worked on)*
If your work involves sidewalk, lane, and/or street closure, you will need to submit the following additional documents:
1. Traffic Control Plan
We require a traffic control plan (TCP) or work space diagram (WSD) showing how your work affects traffic (pedestrian or vehicle) for our traffic engineer to review. Your TCP or WSD must be created using our PBOT BaseMap as a starting place. Submittals not meeting this requirement will be rejected.
We require a certificate of insurance (COI) on file naming City of Portland as additionally insured in order for your Temporary Street Use Permit to be valid. Insurance documents are processed by the Insurance & Bonds Group. They can be reached at 503-823-7142.
→ email Insurance documents to email@example.com
- Central City Night Work Streets: Streets that may require night work in the central city area
- All City Night Work Streets: Streets that may require night work in the City of Portland
- Large-Scale Construction Guidelines: Information about large project planning
- Sidewalk Closure Guidelines: Pedestrian accessibility around work zones
- Moratorium Information: Restrictions during the Holidays & Rose Festival
- Paystation Removal Guidelines: If your work block access to a parking paystation
- Work Zone Concern: Related to street or sidewalk use at a construction zone
- Get Portland Moving: Map of ongoing construction projects in Portland.
- Maps of Portland: Map of the CBD for the Central Business District, Portland Maps for the entire city.
- If your work will impact a TriMet bus route, contact TriMet early in the planning stages:
Permit Application Process:
- Submit Application (and necessary supporting documents) via the Complex Temporary Street Use Permit Form.
- Once we receive your completed application, we will respond with a fee quote and the projected date the permit will be ready for pick up from our office (see hours below). For pricing information, explore our current fee schedule.
- Permits are submitted for review by the necessary parties (i.e. Parking Control, Traffic Engineering, etc). If the permit is not approved by the review team, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives to meet your needs while adhering to City Code.
- Pending approval, come to our office to pick up and pay for your permit on your scheduled pick up date. All Permits must be picked up and paid for at our office during business hours. We accept payment via cash, check, and all credit cards. We cannot accept payment online or over the phone.
Permit Renewal Process:
- Submit a renewal request using our online form. Please include your existing permit numbers and the new dates you'd like. As with all permit requests, please allow at least 7-10 business days for processing.
- Any vehicle or container taller than six feet in height must be parked at least 50ft from a non-signalized intersection.
- Parking any vehicle or container on a street less than 28ft wide may require reserving parking across the street to allow for adequate emergency vehicle clearance. This will affect the permit fee.
- The permittee is responsible for determining if the right-of-way (i.e. sidewalk or street area) will accommodate their equipment.
- If your work damages the right-of-way, you are responsible for all repairs as necessary.
- Advance notification to adjacent property owners is required.
- We are unable to reserve on-street parking spaces for the purpose of vending or promotional use, as per City Code
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To legally place a Storage Container POD on the street in an area with no parking restrictions, apply for a Quick Permit. Special restrictions apply, see link for more information.
Still have questions? Please contact 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thurs 8:00 a.m. to Noon