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Calculate your Clean Rivers Rewards stormwater discount

Use a discount calculator to see how your savings will increase with each step you take to let stormwater runoff from your roof, driveway, or parking lot safely soak into the ground on your property.

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.

Pay business tax

Portland business license taxes and Multnomah business income taxes are paid through the City of Portland. Make quarterly or extension payments, pay a tax bill, or make a general tax payment.

Pay your sewer, stormwater, and water bill

Pay and manage your options on your City of Portland sewer, stormwater, and water bill.

Register your business

New businesses that operate in Portland or Multnomah County are required to register their business with the Revenue Division within the first 60 days of operation.

Request a police report or record

To submit a public records request or check the status of an existing public records request.

Appeal a City decision (other than a tow of a vehicle)

File an appeal with the City Auditor's Hearings Office to challenge an administrative decision made by the City of Portland. Examples of the types of cases: park exclusions, private for-hire permit denial or suspension, water or sewer billing

Apply for a brownfield cleanup loan

We offer flexible loans for eligible properties to perform environmental cleanup. Nonprofit organizations may be able to access these funds as grants. Receiving a brownfield cleanup loan is a lengthy process. Please contact our office for details about eligibility and requirements.

Apply for a brownfield grant

We offer financial assistance for eligible properties to receive environmental site assessment reports. Projects must demonstrate financial need and community benefit. Please give us a call to find out if your project is eligible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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 an Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit

Your company may need a permit to discharge process wastewater to the City sewer. Download the Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit application here.

Apply for relocation assistance exemption

Under specific situations outlined in the policy, a rental unit may be eligible for an exemption from mandatory renter relocation assistance. Carefully review the exemption criteria before applying.

Apply for sewer connection loans

If you received a required connection notice from the City that you need to correct your sewer connection, then you can apply for a sewer loan. Loans are available for City fees and plumbing costs. Environmental Services is the contact for all sewer connection loans.

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.

Become a Green Street steward

Register as a volunteer Green Street steward and help take care of Green Streets in your neighborhood. It takes only a few minutes to sign up and find available Green Streets to adopt. Thank you for helping us keep our rivers and streams clean.

Bonfire permit application

Conditional use permit for ceremonial bonfires.

Close your business tax account

If you sold your business, changed your tax entity, or stopped your business activity in either Portland or Multnomah County, you must notify the Revenue Division.

Complete the Industrial and Commercial Environmental Survey

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.

File a claim against the City

Liability claims can be for personal injury, property damage or for damages or losses that involve a City vehicle. See the two options below and choose the correct form to file. Claimant must submit a claim within 180 days of the incident.

Fire inspection or citation fee

Make a payment for an inspection or citation.

Fire performance art permit - performer

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.