Transportation and roads

Getting around the city, programs, maintenance work

9 services found

Report a green street concern

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.

Request a permit for sewer access

You must have prior permission to enter city stormwater, sanitary, or sewer systems. Environmental Services issues authorization. Use the Sewer & Drainage System Access Authorization Request Form here.

Request an application for Percent for Green

If your upcoming construction project manages stormwater runoff, it may qualify for green funds. We review applications on May 1 and November 1 of each year. Request an application by contacting Environmental Services.

Report a sewer problem

If you have a sewer backup in your home or business, call a plumber first to investigate the cause. If the plumber finds a problem in the line from your home to the street, the repair is the property owner's responsibility. If the problem is in the city sewer line, call to report it.

Report found bike

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 graffiti

If you witness property defacing and would like to report it. There are many ways to report graffiti.

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.

Subrogation

City Risk Subrogation pursues parties who damage City property. We recover the cost of repairs, or take legal action for non-payment against parties at fault. We work with City bureaus to identify the costs, then engage the district attorney, insurance companies, and citizens to recover those costs.