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In commercial districts, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install a group of bike racks, known as a bike corral, in on-street parking spaces. The city prefers to put bike corrals near street corners as it improves visibility for people crossing the street. Fees may apply.

In commercial districts, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install up to two FREE bike racks on the sidewalk in front of your property. These provide convenient bike parking for employees, visitors, and shoppers. Additional racks may be installed for a cost of $150 per bike rack.

Property owners may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to paint their own curb for added clearance for their driveway as long as it meets specific city standards. PBOT can also do this work for you, for a fee of $360.

Conditional use permit for ceremonial bonfires.

Your company may need a permit or other authorization to discharge wastewater into City sewers. To find out, first complete this environmental survey. We will review your completed survey and notify you if your company requires authorization or permit.

Fire performance art requires that both the artist and the venue have a fire permit. Fire performance artists must have a permit for each performance. The venue can get a single use permit or an annual permit.

Fire performance art requires that both the artist and the venue have a fire permit. Fire performance artists must have a permit for each performance. The venue can get a single use permit or an annual permit.

Promote your workplace's commitment to sustainability and the community by becoming Sustainability at Work certified. Certification is free for all businesses, nonprofits, and government workplaces located in Multnomah County, within Portland City limits.

A permit is required for use of lasers needing a federal variance. This includes use at concerts, theater performances, and other gatherings for entertainment purposes.

The City’s social game permit program regulates the operators of social games, restricting location, age, dollar amount of play, and other rules to protect the public peace, safety and morals. A person or business that wants to operate a social game must have a permit from the City.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Full scholarships are available to Portland residents for "Portland Traffic & Transportation," a noncredit course at Portland State University sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Registration is based on lottery due to popularity.

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

You may renew an ongoing temporary street use permit with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), or reissue a permit you have had in the past.

You can apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to replace a lost or stolen area parking permit. Fees are $15.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Area Parking Permit Program is designed to help people control the amount of commuter parking where they live or work. Through a community petition, residents may request a new zone be set up or that their area be annexed into an existing zone.

Request new streetlights from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Our Signals and Street Lighting team processes requests and puts them on a waitlist. As funding becomes available, these are prioritized based on numerous factors. PBOT doesn't have adequate funding to approve all requests.

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

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.

Exemption and extension requests for the Energy Performance Reporting Policy

Annexation application for property owners and registered voters.