Application, permit, license

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Facilities permit program - fire applications

The Facility Permit Program (FPP) is designed to serve customers with on-going interior tenant improvements where facility maintenance, upgrade and renovations are frequent.

Apply for a Community Watershed Stewardship Program grant

If you have a project that benefits your community and the environment, you can apply for a Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) grant of up to $12,000. The two-page pre-application for projects is due by 4 p.m. on the first Friday of February each year.

Apply for a general NPDES industrial stormwater permit

To get a 1200-Z or 1200-A general NPDES stormwater discharge permit for an industrial site in City limits, start here. We receive and process applications for general stormwater permits. The City is the authorized agent for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Apply for a native plant mini-grant

Mini-grants are available from the Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP). These grants provide gift certificates for native plants that benefit the watershed. They are available to community groups or individuals. We accept and review applications year-round. Download the application here.

Apply for a temporary liquor license

Temporary or special event liquor license applications must be submitted to both the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and the City for approval. The City's deadline for temporary liquor licenses is seven days prior to your event.

Apply for an annual liquor license

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) holds ultimate authority over liquor licensing. First, OLCC must accept your application. Next, forward your application to the City, which includes documentation beyond what's required for a temporary license.

Apply for batch discharge authorization

If your business or project needs to release industrial wastewater into city sewers, you must apply for a batch discharge authorization. Download the application form and submit it here.

Apply for special event liability insurance/TULIP

Users of City property must show proof of insurance for certain events. An option to purchase Tenants User Liability Insurance Program (TULIP) through the City is available: meets City requirements, liability and property damage, cost effective, liquor liability optional, covers most events.

Outdoor tent or membrane structure permit

Permits are required for the use of tents or membrane structures. These are temporary structures, enclosures or shelters, with or without sidewalls or drops, constructed of fabric or pliable material and supported by any manner except by air or the contents.

Payday lender permit

Each payday lender location within the cities of Portland, Gresham, or Oregon City needs a payday lender permit. These permits must be renewed every year and are all paid through the City of Portland.

Public assembly or special event - fire permit application

Permits are required for temporary events that may pose a fire and life safety hazard. This includes: events of 500 or more in an assembly building, 49 or more in a non-assembly building or fenced outdoor area, trade shows with six or more booths, and any haunted house.

Pyrotechnic and special effects permit application

Fire permit application for the use of pyrotechnic or special effects at concerts, movies, plays, theatrical productions, etc.

Renew a liquor license

Renew your annual liquor license with both Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the City of Portland.

Request a permit for sewer access

You must have prior permission to enter city stormwater, sanitary, or sewer systems. Environmental Services issues authorization. Use the form provided below.

Request an application for Percent for Green

If your upcoming construction project manages stormwater runoff, it may qualify for green funds. We accept applications on May 1 and November 1 of each year. Request an application by contacting Environmental Services.

Request annexation

Annexation application for property owners and registered voters.

Request appointment to apply for marijuana regulatory license

Applications for a City marijuana regulatory license must be submitted via an in-person appointment.

Request craft fermented beverage discharge authorization

Producers of craft fermented beverages such as kombucha, beer, wine, spirits, or other breweries or distillers, are required to apply for a discharge authorization. Download and submit the required forms here. Certification is due by October 1st of each year.

Request non-curbside trash and recycling for disabled customers

Disabled residential customers who are unable to carry garbage, composting, or recycling carts to the curb because of a health condition may apply for this service.

Request public records exemption

You may submit a written request not to disclose sensitive information about you in legal matters.

Secondhand dealer permit

Shops that buy and sell property that is frequently the subject of theft (“regulated property”) must get a permit. This permit needs to be renewed each year.

Submit mobile washer certification

The City prohibits mobile washing businesses from discharging washwater to the City's stormwater system. Submit an application for authorization to discharge to the City’s sanitary sewer system. As a condition of authorization to discharge, you must submit an annual certification of compliance.

Submit residential asbestos abatement and demolition certification

Wastewater discharges from asbestos removal or residential structure demolition must not enter the City stormwater system. For discharges into the sanitary sewer system, businesses must get prior authorization. Then you must certify compliance annually. Download and submit the required forms here.

Variance of Portland noise ordinance

For activities that make more noise than our noise code allows, or if your construction project takes place outside permitted construction hours, then you will need a noise variance.

Alarm permits

The City of Portland requires both residents and business owners with alarm systems to maintain an annual permit with the city.