Updates to Transportation City Code and Administrative Rules

This page lists new or recently updated city code and transportation administrative rules.

Comments may be submitted to pbotpolicycomments@portlandoregon.gov

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding PBOT administrative rules can be found here.


Administrative Rules currently undergoing a public comment period: 

TRN-10.19 - Utility Permits in the Right-of-Way

PBOT is updating TRN-10.19 (Utility Permits in the Right-of-Way). This rule describes the public improvements or work in the public right-of-way that requires a Utility permit and the process through which organizations may obtain the required permit.

The updated rule adds ‘Criteria for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations’ to provide clarity on the requirements that must be met to obtain a permit to install an electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the right-of-way. These requirements include, but are not limited to, placement criteria, clearance requirements, accessibility requirements, and interactions with other infrastructure.

PBOT will be accepting public comments for this Tier II update until 5:00pm on November 5, 2023. Any written comments may be submitted to pbotpolicycomments@portlandoregon.gov. All comments received will be reviewed by PBOT staff.

A virtual, web-based public hearing will be held on November 13, 2023 from 3:00-5:00 PM. This public hearing is by request only. PBOT will cancel the hearing if it receives no requests 5 business days prior to the hearing date. Requests may be sent to pbotpolicycomments@portlandoregon.gov

City Code currently underdoing a public comment period: 

There are currently no city code changes undergoing public outreach.