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 up to 100 linear feet of frontage repair.

You receive your permit within 1-2 business days 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. Bureau staff will contact you if more information or changes are needed.

Online Minor Improvement Permit Application

Wait for review and approval

Once applications have been reviewed by PBOT, an email will be sent with a final bill and instructions on how to pay online. Permits will usually be emailed to the applicant within 1-2 business days upon receipt of payment.


Need help with your application or have other questions? Please reach out to us using the contact information listed on this page.