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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 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Dedicating Streets and Granting Easements

Dedication of property for public purposes is sometimes required as condition of development.

In order to obtain your building permit, you may be required to dedicate a portion of your property for public right-of-way, utility easements , or other public needs.

Or, if you have submitted a land use application, approval may be contingent on similar property rights being dedicated.

If you are required to dedicate street right-of-way or public easements, this service will tell you how we’ll get the right documents prepared for you.

To initiate a Dedication, please submit the following to

  • A completed and signed Dedication Preparation Request Form (this should be provided by the PBOT Development Review department)
  • Transportation Development Checksheet (this should also be provided by the PBOT Development Review department)
  • Proof of ownership. A copy of the current vesting deed is usually sufficient to prove ownership.
  • In some instances, a legal description and exhibit map of the area to be dedicated may be required.  Please contact the phone number below for more information.

Once we receive the necessary information, please allow two to three weeks for the documents to be drafted.

We'll prepare the conveyance document and send it to you or your representative for your notarized signature.   Return the signed documents to the PBOT Right-of-Way Section.

After the City Attorney reviews and approves the documents, they will be sent to the PBOT Director for acceptance, and then recorded in County Deed Records.

Any required right-of-way dedication must be recorded before building permits or development approvals can be granted.  To avoid delays, make sure to include the dedication process in your development schedule.

Contact Us:


Right-of-Way Acquisition


(503) 823-1372