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Report a pothole, sinkhole, or emergency road hazard

Report potholes, sinkholes, or other emergency road hazards online, via email, or by calling our 24/7 maintenance dispatch at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Calls are answered 24/7. Repair times will vary depending on the emergency.

  1. Verify pothole

    Damage on the roadway is not necessarily a pothole.

    • How deep is the defect? If it is shallow, and only damaged slightly above the top surface- it could be a delamination.
    • Is the shape rectangular? It could have been made intentionally to access utilities, contractors are responsible for these repairs.
    • Is it a deep hole which reaches beyond the base of the road? It could be a sinkhole.

    If you're not sure if the damage fits one of the above descriptions, feel free to call PBOT's 24/7 maintenance dispatch line at:

  2. Report a pothole via email

    Be sure to include approximate address and description of the pothole when you email us at:

  1. Verify pothole

    Damage on the roadway is not necessarily a pothole.

    • How deep is the defect? If it is shallow, and only damaged slightly above the top surface- it could be a delamination.
    • Is the shape rectangular? It could have been made intentionally to access utilities, contractors are responsible for these repairs.
    • Is it a deep hole which reaches beyond the base of the road? It could be a sinkhole.
  2. Call 24/7 maintenance dispatch