Application time varies depending on event complexity.
Review program guidelines
To hold an event, you may need to get permitted through several departments at the City. Give yourself plenty of time to apply, the special events coordinator will outline all the necessary steps needed to receive a permit.
These permits are moving events only, stationary events in the street space, in parks, or on private property are not included in this program.
For additional information about special events in the right of way, review the administrative rules and code requirements:
Special events administrative rules and code
Complete the special event permit application
Save the application to your computer and then complete the fillable form. With your submittal, please include routing information and insurance.
Special Event Fees and Insurance Information
Submit your permit application and fee
Email your completed application to the Special Events Program Coordinator
Alternatively, you can fax it
Application fees: $25
Checks should be made out to the City of Portland and be mailed
If you prefer to pay with a debit or credit card, we can create an invoice that can be paid by phone.
Permit review and next steps
Submitted applications are reviewed by various agencies that oversee the right of way.
Basic questions will be addressed by phone or email. Complicated events may require organizers to attend a meeting with program and advisory group staff. Any additional information or supplemental documents will be requested during the review process.