Apply for a voluntary sidewalk, curb or driveway repair permit

Before beginning any voluntary demolition or repair work in the pedestrian sidewalk corridor, you or your contractor must have a Minor Improvement Permit (MIP) from the Bureau of Transportation. Fees are between $60 and $200 per permit for 50-lineal feet of frontage repair.

You receive your permit 24 hours after payment approval has been verified

Apply online

Apply for a permit to make voluntary repairs to sidewalks, curbs, and driveways that are in the City of Portland’s public right-of-way. The Bureau of Transportation views all new permits each morning. Bureau staff will contact you if more information or changes are needed. After you have submitted your form you must make payment of any fees before the process can continue.

Online Minor Improvement Permit Application

Wait for review and approval

Permits will usually be ready for pickup on the second business day following the day you submit this application. A confirmation email will be sent once the permit is available for pickup at the Development Services Center.

Include fees, by check, made payable to the City of Portland.

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