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Report a pothole, sinkhole, or emergency road hazard

Report potholes, sinkholes, or other emergency road hazards online, via email, or by calling our 24/7 maintenance dispatch at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Calls are answered 24/7. Repair times will vary depending on the emergency.

  1. Verify the pothole

    Damage on the roadway is not necessarily a pothole...

    • How deep is the defect? If it is shallow, and only damaged slightly above the top surface- it could be a delamination.
    • Is the shape rectangular? It could have been made intentionally to access utilities, contractors are responsible for these repairs.
    • Is it a deep hole which reaches beyond the base of the road? It could be a sinkhole.

    If you're not sure if the damage fits one of the above descriptions, feel free to call PBOT's 24/7 maintenance dispatch line at:

  2. See if the pothole has already been reported

  3. Report online through PDX Reporter

    You may use the PDX Reporter online tool or download the app. Be prepared with an approximate address and description of the pothole. Click here to start:


PBOT 24/7 Maintenance Dispatch

phone number503-823-1700

Available 24/7 for emergency road hazards.

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