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.
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.
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.
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.
When reporting a broken pay station, please provide us the exact location and a detailed description of the problem.
Your company may need a permit to discharge process wastewater to the City sewer. Download the Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit application here.
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.
Instructions on how to file a disability claim with Fire and Police Disability and Retirement.
Apply for a fire permit to install, remove or alter fire sprinklers, underground mains, alarms, DAS systems, smoke control systems, and fixed systems.
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.
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 fire permit to install, remove or alter tanks, spray booths and related equipment.
If you witness property being defaced, find out here how to report it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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