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Services and Resources

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Apply for a short-term rental permit or renew a short-term rental permit. Learn about accessory short-term rental Type A permits and Type B permits and rental inspections. Get permit information for rental units, vacation rentals, mother-in-law apartments, renting out bedrooms and basement rentals.
A Private Property Impound (PPI) Permit is required to perform towing services from private property in the City of Portland.
Permits are typically issued within 30 days.
The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues Sidewalk Café permits to allow businesses to place tables and seating on the public sidewalk. Businesses must sell food and beverages to apply for a Sidewalk Café permit.
The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues Street Seats permits for structures or platforms built in on-street parking spaces to help activate the public space. You can use them as additional seating for your restaurant or for public use.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program issues Vending Cart permits to allow vendors to sell food or merchandise using a small mobile cart. Vendors with a permit can vend at specific locations on the public sidewalk.
Get required forms and helpful information for running a business out of your home. Learn about applying for home-based business permits in Portland. Learn about zoning requirements around running a home business. If you're using your home for your business, find out what rules to follow.
Learn about maintaining your accessory short-term rental (ASTR) permits. Find out how to renew your short term rental permit. Get information about what records to keep and what needs to be in ads. Learn more about short-term rentals compliance and penalties.
Each payday lender location within the cities of Portland, Gresham, or Oregon City needs a payday lender permit. These permits must be renewed every year and are all paid through the City of Portland.
Shops that buy and sell property that is frequently the subject of theft (“regulated property”) must get a permit. This permit needs to be renewed each year.
An Intellectual Property License Agreement is required for the commercial use of the Portland Oregon Sign. Commercial use does not include personal use, such as photos of yourself that are shared amongst friends and family.