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Make your alarm payments online.

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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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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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.

New job openings are posted every Monday morning. You can view all postings online, search for a job that interests you, and apply online.

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.

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.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) provides four types of parking permits for people with disabilities based on their needs. Each type is outlined below, along with the application. Applicants must have a valid Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) placard to apply.

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.

Homeowners who live in the Interstate Corridor or the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Areas (URAs) may be eligible for a no-interest loan of up to $40,000 to fund repairs, like a leaky roof, or electrical and plumbing issues. Households must income-qualify (see Income Guidelines).

A limited number of bike lockers are available for rent downtown by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Follow the instructions to learn about locations, get added to our waitlist, or renew your rental. Rentals are for 3- or 6- month periods and require a refundable key deposit.

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.

Apply, based on your knowledge and experience, to serve as a volunteer panelist to evaluate responses to Request for Proposals and make contract award recommendations. A diverse panel of evaluators ensures that typically underrepresented communities have input into the future of their communities.

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.

Property owners may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to paint their own curb for added clearance for their driveway as long as it meets specific city standards. PBOT can also do this work for you, for a fee of $360.

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.

Submit tips on stolen bikes using the bike theft tips online form.

Conditional use permit for ceremonial bonfires.

Submit complaints and concerns about cannabis businesses in Portland.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

The Drugs and Vice Division aims to reduce crime and improve neighborhood livability in the community. Members of the community can assist in this effort by reporting drug complaints and concerns.

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.

If you received a loan from a payday lender and you have a complaint, please fill out the complaint form below and mail it to the City of Portland.

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.

If you already tried to resolve your complaint with the lot operator who issued you a parking penalty notice, but were unsuccessful, you may file a complaint to the City of Portland.

Receive information about openings for entry level firefighter positions.

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.

You may submit a written request not to disclose sensitive information about you in legal matters.

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

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.

Full scholarships are available to Portland residents for "Portland Traffic & Transportation," a noncredit course at Portland State University sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Registration is based on lottery due to popularity.

Register your bike online . This is the most reliable method for proving ownership. This is a free service.

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

You may renew an ongoing temporary street use permit with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), or reissue a permit you have had in the past.

You can apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to replace a lost or stolen area parking permit. Fees are $15.

When reporting a broken pay station, please provide us the exact location and a detailed description of the problem.

Call Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) 24/7 maintenance dispatch to report problems with traffic signals, including physical damage, burnt out lamps, problems detecting cars or bikes in the intersection, or any other immediate risks.

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.

Call Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) 24/7 maintenance dispatch to report any problems with school zone flashing beacons.

Please report sewer-related odors to us. Do you smell a foul odor from the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant? Does a storm drain, manhole, or green street seem to have a sewer smell?