A Special Event Permit is required when an event such as a parade, relay or fun run occurs on county roads.

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.

Special Event Permit Checklist

  • Special Event Permit Application
  • Traffic Control Plan
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Notification to neighbors, with address list or map
  • Permit fees

Special Event Permit Application

Once you've reviewed the checklist, you can begin your application.

Traffic Control Plan

If your event is expected to interrupt or affect traffic, you will need to provide a traffic control plan that conforms to MUTCD standards.

If your plan includes a road or lane closure, please include the anticipated work schedule, including hours.

If the event requires a complete road closure, the Traffic Control Plan will be submitted to the County Engineer, who will need to approve the closure.  A full road closure requires the County to provide additional communications to the public, our road crews, and additional outside agencies, such as TriMet.

Proof of Insurance

Before we issue a permit, you must provide proof of Commercial General Liability Insurance.

For an example of proof of insurance, please see our Sample Certificate of Liability. This is a document that would be issued by your insurer.

Notice to Neighbors

You must provide notification to nearby residents or businesses that will be affected by the event.

You must also provide a list of addresses or a map showing which resident or businesses will be affected.

Permit Fees

The permit application fee for a special event permit is $200. If a full road closure is required, there is an additional fee of $300. Depending on the nature of the event, other fees may apply.

Fees will be calculated when your permit application is submitted, and you may find and pay your invoice through our permit portal.