Permit or license

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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.

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.

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).

Bonfire permit application

Conditional use permit for ceremonial bonfires.

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.

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.

Fire performance art permit - venue

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.

Laser permit application

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.

Obtain a social game permit

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.

Outdoor tent or membrane structure - fire permit application

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.

Payday Lender Permit

Each payday lender location within the City of Portland, City of Gresham, or Oregon City needs a payday lender permit. These permits must be renewed every year.

Public assembly or special event - fire permit application

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 6 or more booths, and any haunted house.

Pyrotechnic and special effects permit application

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

Secondhand Dealer Permit

Shops that buy and sell used or new property that is frequently the subject of theft (“regulated property”) must get a permit. This permit needs to be renewed each year.

Submit craft fermented beverage discharge authorization forms

Craft fermented beverage producers, such as kombucha, beer, wine, spirits, or other breweries or distillers, are required to apply for a discharge authorization. Then you must certify compliance annually. Download and submit the required forms here. Certification is due by October 1st of each year.

Variance of city noise ordinance

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.