- 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
- Learn more about Special Event Permits for County Roads
- Learn more about Film/Video Permits
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.
Right of Way Permit (185.94 KB)
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.
Utility Permit (354 KB)
For utility work only in County right of way (electric, gas, sewer, water, communication, CATV, etc.)
Special Event on County Roads Permit (182.61 KB)
Athletic event, march, parade or other organized event requiring the use of a County road
Film/Video Permit (769.54 KB)
Approval for film, video or photo shoot on a County road
Bridge Special Event Permit Application (605.85 KB)
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.
Overdimensional permits are issued by ODOT.
Supplemental Permit Documents
Sample Certificate of Liability (1.14 MB)
Right-of-way Bond (23.71 KB)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Multnomah County Road Rules (971.7 KB)
- Multnomah County Design Standards: Section 1 - Traffic Planning (104.84 KB)
- Multnomah County Design and Construction Manual (4.88 MB)