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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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Temporary Street Use Permitting

Permits for the temporary use of the public right of way, including parking, sidewalk, lane, and street closures.

Vertical Infrastructure in the Public Right-of-Way

Vertical Infrastructure in the Public Right-of-Way

Portland in the Streets

Portland in the Streets encourages people to re-imagine their right-of-way – streets, parking spaces, sidewalks, plazas, etc. – as places to enjoy and engage with the surrounding community. Find out how you can host a project or event in the streets.

Permit Support

Inspections and enforcement, dedications and easements, vacating a street, insurance and bond requirements, and leases.

Encroachment Permits

An encroachment is a privately owned structure or infrastructure that is placed within the public right-of-way.

Transportation Fee Schedule

Link to PBOT permitting, land use services and other fees.

Public Works Permit Process

Portland's Public Works Permit Process

Portland Streetcar Track Access Permit

Learn when you need a Track Access Permit from Portland Streetcar and apply online.