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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.

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The Facility Permit Program (FPP) is designed to serve customers with on-going interior tenant improvements where facility maintenance, upgrade and renovations are frequent.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

A Complex Temporary Street Use Permit is for closing sidewalks, specific travel lanes (including bike lanes), or entire streets, and for reserving any on-street parking needed with the closure(s). Common uses of a Complex permit include construction, utility work, crane lifts, and tree trimming.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

In commercial districts, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install a group of bike racks, known as a bike corral, in on-street parking spaces. The city prefers to put bike corrals near street corners as it improves visibility for people crossing the street. Fees may apply.

In commercial districts, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install up to two FREE bike racks on the sidewalk in front of your property. These provide convenient bike parking for employees, visitors, and shoppers. Additional racks may be installed for a cost of $150 per bike rack.

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.

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.

Conditional use permit for ceremonial bonfires.

Submit complaints and concerns about cannabis businesses in Portland.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Make a payment for an inspection or citation.

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 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.

Request assistance from a business sustainability adviser who can provide free guidance and resources to your organization around recycling, compost and waste reduction; energy and water efficiency, and sustainable transportation.

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.

The Ombudsman is your Rose City watchdog. We are here to make sure City government treats Portland residents and businesses fairly. We investigate complaints and identify ways to resolve them. As part of the City Auditor’s Office, we’re independent and impartial.

Submit a noise concern.

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.

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.

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.

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

The public can retrieve their property from the Property and Evidence Division under certain conditions.

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

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 six or more booths, and any haunted house.

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

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

In order to participate as a vendor at Last Thursdays on Alberta you must register with the City of Portland. If we approve you as a vendor we will e-mail you a badge. You must display the badge at your vending location at any Last Thursdays on Alberta event.

If the rain that runs off your roof, driveway, or parking lot safely soaks into the ground on your property instead of running into the storm drain or street, you may be eligible to receive a discount on your water/sewer/stormwater bill. Register for the Clean River Rewards program here.

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