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Contractors interested in bidding as a prime on a public improvement projects with an engineer’s estimate of $500,000 or greater, must be prequalified with the City of Portland.
If you’re struggling to pay your sewer, stormwater, and water bill, we can help. Learn how to apply for a discount on your bill and view other resources for lowering your bill.
Learn more about land use review and final plat applications in the City of Portland. Find out where to send your application.
A limited number of bike lockers are available for rent downtown by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Follow the instructions to learn about locations, get added to our waitlist, or renew your rental. Rentals are for 3- or 6- month periods and require a refundable key deposit.
Gather permit application requirements and apply for a building permit online. Apply for building permits, trade permits, sign permits, and zoning permits. Pay for permits in person or online with Development Hub PDX (DevHub). Learn about the permit review process and timelines.
Under specific situations outlined in the policy and the Administrative Rules, a rental unit may be eligible for an exemption from mandatory renter relocation assistance. Carefully review the exemption criteria and administrative rules before applying.
Users of City property have an option to purchase Tenants User Liability Insurance Program (TULIP) through Intact Entertainment | Gather Guard. This insurance meets City requirements for liability and property damage, is cost effective, includes liquor liability as an option and covers most events.
Eligible businesses may apply for the Downtown Business Incentive credit if they enter into a new lease, renew a current lease, or own and occupy building space in a sub-district of Portland's central city and meet other annual requirements.
Apply, based on your knowledge and experience, to serve as a volunteer panelist to evaluate responses to Request for Proposals and make contract award recommendations. A diverse panel of evaluators ensures that typically underrepresented communities have input into the future of their communities.
The NW Bike Parking Fund, funded by the Zone M Parking Surcharge, is a cost sharing program to help encourage long-term bike parking facilities in residential, commercial and mixed-use properties.
Temporary street use permits allow you to reserve on-street parking spaces, close portions of the sidewalk, or perform traffic control in the street area. Typical uses include residential moves, storage containers, construction, utility work, or property maintenance.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program encourages people to adopt green spaces. The Stewardship Program is a partnership between PBOT and community partners. The community partner maintains the adopted space often adding perennials and native plants.
In commercial districts, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install a group of bike racks, known as a bike corral, in on-street parking spaces. The city prefers to put bike corrals near street corners as it improves visibility for people crossing the street. Fees may apply.
In commercial districts, PBOT can install up to two FREE bike racks on the sidewalk in front of your property, but not on private property. These provide convenient bike parking for employees, visitors, and shoppers. Additional racks may be installed for a cost of $150 per bike rack.
The Citizen Review Committee (CRC) was created in 2001 to help improve police accountability and increase public confidence. Applications are continually accepted for future vacancies.
Property owners may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to paint their own curb for added clearance for their driveway as long as it meets specific city standards. PBOT can also do this work for you, for a fee of $360.
Businesses that want to install custom, artistic, or non-standard bike racks may do so as long as the racks meet the City's design and location specifications. City staff will work with you to ensure compliance.
Discharges are prohibited from entering the City's stormwater system. For discharges into the sanitary sewer, businesses must get authorization before discharging, and businesses must certify compliance annually. Find forms and instructions to request authorization and to apply for certification.
Have questions, concerns, or complaints regarding your garbage, recycling or compost service? We’re here to help.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) has over 200 athletic fields for seasonal, occasional, and tournament play. Fields are suitable for softball, baseball, soccer, football, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, and more. We also issue permits for select Portland Public Schools uses.
Information on permits and inspections needed to convert an attic, basement or garage. Get all forms and apply for a permit online to remodel an attic, finish a basement or do a garage remodel. Find the code guide and check the permit history before you add a room or add a bedroom.

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In an effort to increase and improve public access to information, all BDS land use review, residential demolition and enforcement notifications include information on how to request language translation, interpretation and other accommodations. This notice is translated into several languages.

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