Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Update

Sewer Connections: Permits Required for Sewer Connection and Repair
Sewer connection underground.
Trench in ground with sewer pipe being installed.

The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) will no longer require additional sewer connection permits when you connect to existing sewer service laterals on property. If the sewer service lateral conforms with current City of Portland standard specifications and does not involve work in the public right of way, all that is required is a plumbing trade permit (“PT”), issued by Development Services (BDS). 

For more information, please visit the Bureau of Environmental Services' Guide to UR and UC Permits web page.


UR and UC Permits

Environmental Services
phone number503-823-1026For questions on lateral repairs and connections to public sewers in the right-of-way or in a public easement