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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.
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.
Submit a building permit application and pay for permits in person or online with Development Hub PDX (DevHub). Permits available on DevHub include electrical, mechanical, plumbing, site development, development review, permit revisions, deferred submittals, and demolition.
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.
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.
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) maintains a variety of sports fields across the city. These include soccer, football, baseball, and softball fields. PP&R also issues permits for Portland Public School District fields.
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.
Discover how to become a Certified Deconstruction Contractor
Any person collecting commercial solid waste within the City must obtain a commercial collection permit.
Share your resources and skills, or give virtual workshops and skillshares at our online directory. No products or services may be sold through Fix-It Fair. Government programs, nonprofits, community groups or private individuals may apply. For-profit companies will not be considered for inclusion.
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (OCCB) has helpful information about becoming licensed, including applications. Generally, Oregon law requires anyone who works for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real property to be licensed.

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