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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 simplified stormwater management

This simplified approach provides a method that a nonprofessional can use for the design of simple stormwater systems on small projects.

Calculate your stormwater discount

How much can you or your business save through the Clean Rivers Rewards program? Find out. Use the stormwater discount calculator. See how your savings will increase with each step you take to reduce stormwater runoff from your roof, driveway or parking lot(s).

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.

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Notify of a relocation payment

Relocation assistance, paid to the tenant, is triggered by any of these events: no-cause eviction, rent increase of 10% or more, substantial change to lease terms, or denied option to renew lease. The landlord must notify PHB within 30 days by submitting a Notice of Relocation Payment form.

Report a green street concern

Our green street planters can get clogged, littered with trash, or need maintenance. If you notice a problem with a green street planter, please notify us. We welcome your help in keeping our rivers and streams clean.

Report a spill or pollution

We investigate pollution going into or coming out of Portland's sewer and stormwater system. Call our hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to report pollution or spills. For example, if someone is washing paint down a storm drain, or if you see a strange discharge coming from a pipe.

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 Sewer & Drainage System Access Authorization Request Form here.

Request an administrative review

If you've received a decision from the Bureau of Environmental Services, such as an enforcement notice, penalty, or assessment, you may request a formal administrative review. In most cases, you have 20 business days after your notice was mailed to submit a request for administrative review.

Request an application for Percent for Green

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

Sign up for GreenBucks

With GreenBucks, Portland sewer customers can make a $1, $3, or $5 contribution to public schools. Public schools receive GreenBucks for onsite stormwater management. Whether you're a residential customer or a school district, register here.

Take the Basement Moisture Survey

Your response to this survey will help us identify areas where sewers have backed up into basements or areas where groundwater has seeped into basements. This information helps Environmental Services plan future projects.

Tour Columbia Boulevard water treatment plant

Take a guided tour of Oregon's largest wastewater treatment plant. Use the form below to request a free tour. 

Alarm permits

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

Amusement devices permit application

Any business that offers games which cost money to play must apply for a permit and pay a fee. A permit is required whether or not the business owns the devices. Permits expire on December 31 and must be renewed 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 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 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.

Bill adjustment due to water leak

Customers may qualify for bill adjustments when property-side leaks impact utility bills. Customers may request adjustments after leaks have been repaired. A City staff person will check the water meter to verify that the leak has been fixed.

Bonfire permit application

Conditional use permit for ceremonial bonfires.

Cannabis complaints and concerns

Submit complaints and concerns about cannabis businesses in Portland.

Engineering or construction service fee statement

The fee statement request (W-6) form is for projects that will require public water system work. The Water Bureau will give an estimate of our cost to provide the requested service to the site.

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.

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.