Apply for a special event permit
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), through the Portland in the Streets program issues Special Event Permits to allow moving events on city streets or sidewalks. Types of events include marches, parades, athletic events, demonstrations, etc. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.
Application time varies depending on event complexity.
Review program guidelines
To hold an event, you may need to get permitted through several departments at the City. Give yourself plenty of time to apply, the special events coordinator will outline all the necessary steps needed to receive a permit.
These permits are moving events only, stationary events in the street space, in parks, or on private property are not included in this program.
For additional information about special events in the right of way, review the administrative rules and code requirements:
Complete the special event permit application
Save the application to your computer and then complete the fillable form. With your submittal, please include routing information and insurance.
Submit your permit application and fee
Fax your completed application to the Special Events Program Coordinator:
Permit review and next steps
Submitted applications are reviewed by various agencies that oversee the right of way.
Basic questions will be addressed by phone or email. Complicated events may require organizers to attend a meeting with program and advisory group staff. Any additional information or supplemental documents will be requested during the review process.
If you need help filling out your application or have additional questions or concerns, contact the Special Events Program Coordinator: