Services, Guides, and Information

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This page contains commonly referenced City code and administrative rules related to PBOT development and permitting processes. Chapters refer to city code and TRN refers to transportation administrative rules.
How to apply for an exception to the driveway standards
Information on Driveway Permits for rights-of-way controlled by the City of Portland.
Standards for Driveway access for rights-of-way controlled by the City of Portland.


Information on standards and permits for Driveway access for rights-of-way controlled by the City of Portland.
The City's policy regarding Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way. Access the Encroachment Permit Application and find out about the Encroachment Permit Review Process.
Welcome to Keep Portland Moving, a program aimed at enhancing communication, coordination, and collaboration between City bureaus, State and County agencies, transit and franchise utilities to reduce the impacts of construction projects on city infrastructure and the traveling public.
PBOT is creating a new administrative rule: TRN-XX.XX – Sidewalk Corridor Widths within Historic Resource Overlay Zones. The proposed rule and description can be found below.
Other rules and requirements pertaining to development review.
Some City of Portland zoning code sections allow additional development options for sites with frontage on a street which is maintained by the City of Portland or the State of Oregon. This page provides guidance on how to tell if a lot has frontage on a maintained street.
Links to PBOT permit and appeal applications used in Development Review and other early assistance cases
Explains the process for a public works alternative review.
Public improvement requirements used by PBOT Development Review can be found on this page.
Overview of how to determine what street and sidewalk improvements will be triggered as part of a development proposal. Improvement requirements can be triggered by Land Use Reviews or Building Permits.

Streets 2035

Streets 2035: Framing Better Decisions for the Right-of-Way
This page contains the forms used to determine the scope of transportation analyses that may be required as part of a land use or building permit application.
TRN 1.22 establishes the situations in which the City will accept the existing sidewalk configuration as the standard for the block length. This page is intended to explain the policy in a step by step manner to assist property owners in determining if this policy applies to their property.
An overview of the process for getting a street improved to the point where the City will accept the street for maintenance.
PBOT is updating administrative rule TRN-1.27 Bureau of Transportation Public Works Alternate Review Committee. The proposed rule changes and description can be found below.
PBOT's process for reviewing potential electric utility vaults (UV) or structures for the benefit of the adjacent property owner within the public ROW.