Learn more about how to apply for permits and receive inspections from Environmental Services, Fire and Rescue, Parks and Recreation, Transportation and Water.
Environmental Services – UR or UC Permits to Repair or Connect to public sewer
UR and UC Permits for sewer lateral repair and connections in the right of way or in a public easement. Email completed applications to URUCpermits@portlandoregon.gov. Include the job site address in the email subject line.
- Applications must include:
Applications are typically processed within two business days.
- If there are no questions or issues with your application, you will receive an email from BES with information and a link to pay permit fees via Development Hub PDX (DevHub). You must reply to the email thread that fees have been paid.
- BES will then email your issued permit so you can start work.
- Inspection request contact information will be on the issued permits.
For questions, please send an email to URUCpermits@portlandoregon.gov , or leave a voice message at 503-823-1026.
Portland Fire and Rescue permitting services
- The Fire Marshal’s Office: For questions about a property or project, please call 503-823-3712 or email to email@example.com.
- Permit-related inspections will continue and can be scheduled online or via phone at 503-823-1199. If there is anyone exhibiting signs of illness at the inspections site, please wait to schedule the inspection.
- Questions: Please call 503-823-3770 or firstname.lastname@example.org for permit-related or fire inspection questions.
Parks and Recreation (Urban Forestry) tree permitting services
Regarding tree permitting, tree emergency response, and tree management in Portland:
- Tree emergency response for public roads and City properties continues.
- Tree planting, establishment, and other maintenance activities remain high service priorities.
- All tree permitting applications are being accepted and processed as outlined below:
- Urban Forestry community outreach and education programs are available online at our Get Involved page. For those searching for research projects or ideas, please email UFVolunteers@portlandoregon.gov.
Please submit permit applications through DevHub or via mail:
PP&R Urban Forestry Division
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201
For questions, please contact Urban Forestry by emailing email@example.com or calling the Tree Hotline at 503-823-TREE (8733). Web alerts are available here.
Transportation temporary street use permits
For information about temporary street use permits (the temporary closure of a street, lane, or sidewalk, and parking reservations), please visit www.tsup.info.
Water permitting services
- Fee statement requests: We continue to accept fee statement requests through the usual process: email a completed W-6 form to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “fee statement request” and the site address in the subject line. Turnaround time will be 3-5 business days in most circumstances. You will be notified if the expected turnaround time will be longer.
- Payment of Fee Statements: We are no longer able to process payments made directly to the Water Bureau. We will now take payments only online through DevHub or by phone at the BDS Cashier (call 503-823-5161).
- If you already have received a fee statement from the Water Bureau, please contact us at email@example.com to request a unique IVR number that will allow you to make a payment through DevHub.
- If you are requesting a new fee statement, we will automatically create and send you the unique IVR number that will allow you to make a payment through DevHub. DevHub accepts credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover) as well as electronic check/ACH transfers.
- Installation of Services: Water Bureau crews are continuing to install services but are operating with a reduced workforce. Please allow additional time for your service installation to be completed. After your fee statement has been paid, you can schedule your installation by emailing our Scheduling group at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 503-823-1526.
- Water Utility Locates: Water Bureau locators are continuing to provide locate services but are operating with a reduced workforce. Please allow additional time for the requested locates to be completed. To request locates, please dial 811, the Oregon Utility Notification Center (OUNC). If you have an urgent need for Water locates, please email us at email@example.com and describe your situation.