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Fire permit application for the use of pyrotechnic or special effects at concerts, movies, plays, theatrical productions, etc.
Renew your annual liquor license with both Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the City of Portland.
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.
Annexation application for property owners and registered voters.
Applications for a City marijuana regulatory license must be submitted via an in-person appointment.
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.
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.
You may submit a written request not to disclose sensitive information about you in legal matters.
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.
With Greenbucks, Portland sewer customers can make $1, $3, or $5 contributions to help pay for the maintenance of green stormwater management facilities on public school properties throughout Portland. Whether you're a sewer customer or school district, register here.
Apply for a fire permit to install, remove or alter fire sprinklers, underground mains, alarms, DAS systems, smoke control systems, and fixed systems.
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.
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.
Apply for a fire permit to install, remove or alter tanks, spray booths and related equipment.
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.