- Request an appointment with our right-of-way staff
- Learn more about Utility Permits
- Learn more about Permitting a Driveway
- Learn more about Permitting Sidewalk Repairs
- Learn more about Construction Permits
- Learn more about Permits for Working Near County Bridges
- Learn more about Weight Limits for County Bridges
Permits are processed in the order in which they are received. They usually take about three weeks. The more complete the application, the quicker the permit will be processed.
For access (residential, commercial, agricultural or temporary construction);construction or reconstruction of sidewalks, curbs or curb drain outlets; and miscellaneous uses of public right-of-way.
For utility work only in County right of way (electric, gas, sewer, water, communication, CATV, etc.)
Athletic event, march, parade or other organized event requiring the use of a County road
Approval for film, video or photo shoot on a County road
Athletic event, march, parade or other organized event or filming requiring the use of a County-maintained Willamette River Bridge. You may also review the Bridge Special Events Ordinance.
Limited use overdimensional/overweight truck authorization to use County roads and bridges
A revocable 364-day maximum approval for a particular overdimensional / overweight truck movement on authorized County roads and bridges
Supplemental Permit Documents
We collect user fees and/or deposits for permit requests to pay for staff time to review your plans, issue a permit, and inspect work done in our right-of-way. This ensures that the safety and performance of our County transportation system is maintained.
When you submit an application, staff will calculate the fees and email you an itemized invoice. You can pay this invoice online and a receipt will be emailed to you. Contact us at email@example.com or 503.988.3582 if you have any questions about making payments.
Fees for common permit requests include:
|Construction or reconstruction of driveway approaches||$300|
|Material filling or excavating within the public right-of-way||$250|
|Sidewalk and/or curb construction or reconstruction||$200|
|Special Event or Film/Video Permit application (additional deposit may be required)||$200|
|Temporary closure of any street or any portion of a street||$300|
See our full fee schedule for more details or contact us with questions. Per ORS 758.010, Multnomah County does not charge fees for water, gas, electric, or communication service lines. However a permit is still required.