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City services

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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.

Request a police report or record

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

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.

Online alarm payment

Alarm payments are now offered online.

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.

File and pay your arts tax

File your arts tax return online. Pay your tax due with Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, ACH payment or mail a check or money order. Make a donation to the arts education and access fund.

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.

Variance of Portland 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.

Public safety education and resources

Receive trainings, resources, and services regarding crime prevention and public safety. Note: not for reporting crimes.

Noise concerns

Submit a noise concern.

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.

Report graffiti

If you witness property being defaced, find out here how to report it.

Tanks and spray booths - fire permit applications

Apply for a fire permit to install, remove or alter tanks, spray booths and related equipment.

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.

Sprinkler, underground main, alarm and fixed system - fire permit applications

Apply for a fire permit to install, remove or alter fire sprinklers, underground mains, alarms, DAS systems, smoke control systems, and fixed systems.

File a disability claim with FPDR

Instructions on how to file a disability claim with Fire and Police Disability and Retirement.

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.

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 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 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.

Submit residential asbestos abatement and demolition certification

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.

Submit mobile washer certification

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.

Visit the Archives

A few things to know before you come by our Research Room.

Search for rental housing

One of the resources to help you find rental housing is called OneApp Oregon. Once you have created an account, the site compares your application against screening criteria for multiple rentals. Search thousands of rentals at once, and save time and money on application fees.

Report an invasive plant

Many invasive plant species are harmful to habitats and the environment. Environmental Services can help with removal of certain invasive plants. See a list of the plant species we can help with in the instructions below. If you find any of these plants, please report them.

Renew a liquor license

Renew your annual liquor license with both Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the City of Portland.

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.

Report water quality and pressure concerns

Contact the water quality line to report a water quality or pressure issue, request a free lead-in-water test kit, or receive information on water quality and pressure.

Provide testimony to City Council on an agenda item

To testify regarding an issue on the City Council agenda, use one of the options below.

Pyrotechnic and special effects permit application

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

Outdoor tent or membrane structure permit

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.

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.

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 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).

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.

Request a street tree inspection

"Street trees" are usually planted in the strip of property between a sidewalk and the street. Trees may be planted even if you don’t have a curb or sidewalk. Request an inspection to find out if your multi-family, commercial, or industrial property is eligible to receive a free street tree.

Request an application for Percent for Green

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.

Request craft fermented beverage discharge authorization

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.

Report water service problem

Is something wrong with your water service? Call us 24 hours a day.

Update your address for the arts tax

Use this form to update the Revenue Division with your new address for the arts tax. If you moved out of Portland at any time during the year, you are still liable for the arts tax for that year.

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.

Bonfire permit application

Conditional use permit for ceremonial bonfires.

Find garbage, recycling and composting company and collection schedule

Your curbside collection company and schedule are based on your street address, for both weekly and monthly customers. Look up the provider and schedule for pickup of your trash, recyclables, and compost. Also, sign up for garbage day email reminders.

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.

Request appointment to apply for marijuana regulatory license

Applications for a City marijuana regulatory license must be submitted via an in-person appointment.

Apply for a Treebate

If you bought and planted a yard tree between September 1 and April 30, you may be eligible for a Treebate. The Treebate is a one-time rebate on your City of Portland sewer/stormwater/water utility bill for planting a tree.

Request a training on pedestrian safety for a group

Learn how to navigate Portland by foot like a pro. We tailor our in-person trainings to meet your group's needs.

Request materials on Vision Zero traffic safety

Help others learn about Vision Zero by requesting pins, stickers, brochures, fliers or yard signs. You will receive your materials by mail.