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Send a written letter or submit a form to designate an agent for your property. This is optional for owners.

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.

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.

Complete this form to designate a primary contact to coordinate compliance with the new policy.

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.

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

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.

Promote your workplace's commitment to sustainability and the community by becoming Sustainability at Work certified. Certification is free for all businesses, nonprofits, and government workplaces located in Multnomah County, within Portland City limits.

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.

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.

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 FPDR pension calculator is used to calculate a rough estimate of your expected FPDR Two monthly retirement pension benefits.

If this is an emergency, call 911! Community members are able to submit a police report online for certain crimes or incidents. You cannot report stolen vehicles or vehicle crashes online.

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.

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.

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

Order free recycling boxes for every area of your office and make recycling as easy as throwing something away.

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.

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?

If you have a sewer backup in your home or business or you notice sewage being released into the environment, call us to report it.

Call our hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week to report pollution or spills. For example: if someone is washing paint down a storm drain, or if you see a strange discharge coming from a pipe.

Report a streetlight outage, a light going on and off (cycling), a streetlight that's on during the day, vandalism, or any other problem with a streetlight. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) relies on reports like yours to fix issues with our 55,000 streetlights.

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.

Have questions about your drinking water quality? Want to report discolored water, water that tastes or smells bad, high or low water pressure, or no water at the tap? Our Water Quality Specialists can help!

If you see what appears to be an abandoned bike, contact police at the non-emergency number below, to request the bike be taken to the property room as found property.

Report suspected fraud, waste, or misuse of City resources through the City Auditor's Fraud Hotline. You may file an anonymous report or provide contact information.

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