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TRN-10.21 - Insurance Requirements for Permits in the Public Right-Of-Way

Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureaus Pursuant to Rule Making Authority (ARB)
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Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Transportation Engineering & Development Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority



I.  Purpose

City of Portland right-of-way permits require the permittee to name the City as an additional insured. Prior to issuance of certain permits, the insurance certificate and endorsement will be reviewed by the city attorney’s office.

II.  Administrative Rules

A.  The City of Portland requires:

  1. A Standard Certificate of Liability Insurance, with the City of Portland, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 825, Portland, OR 97204 named as the Certificate Holder, and
  2. An endorsement naming the City of Portland as an additional insured. The following types of endorsements are acceptable: A CG 2012 or BP 04 52 form (standard insurance industry forms referencing State or Political Subdivisions and Permits) (or equivalent as approved by the Office of the City Attorney). Fill in the Policy Number on the additional insured form. In the schedule section of the CG 2012 within the “State or Political Subdivision” box, type the name “City of Portland.”

B.  Minimum Requirements for Liability Insurance

Minimum requirements are set at the discretion of the Bureau Director, and are published in the City of Portland Fee Schedule.

C.  Purpose of Permit

In the description of operations section of the certificate, indicate a specific activity and location (such as sidewalk café or tree trimming) or state “all operations” to cover multiple activities and locations. City of Portland should be listed as an additional insured in this section and the additional insured endorsement form should be referenced.

D.  Cancellation Notification

The City of Portland requires thirty (30) days’ written notice from the insurance company prior to terminating or canceling the policy

E.  Regulations

For permits requiring insurance, prior to permit issuance, the insurance certificate and the endorsement must be submitted in a form acceptable to the City Attorney with the adequacy to be determined by the Director of the Bureau of Transportation or their designee.

Upon the expiration of an insurance certificate, insurance documents will be stored electronically in accordance with the City’s document retention schedule.

F.  Official Mailing Address:

City of Portland

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Attn: UCI

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1331

Portland, OR 97204

III. Reference:

City Code Title & Chapters:16.20.503, 16.20.550, 17.24.013, 17.25.070, 17.26.050 & 17.48.030.

Historical notes


Filed for inclusion in PPD December 19, 2003

Amended by Interim Director of Portland Bureau of Transportation September 11, 2018

Amended by Interim Director of Portland Bureau of Transporation March 15, 2023

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