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Event Permits

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Public Permitting and Services Portal

Visit the Public Permitting and Services Portal for event permits and more. 

First-time users will need to first complete the one-time account registration process. Watch the How-to Register video. Once an account is created, users can:


Please allow four weeks processing time for event permit applications.


Permits are required for events in the right-of-way – such as races, parades, filming activities and block parties – to ensure the events are safe and do not conflict with other road uses. For more information, call 503-846-7623 or email us.

Event permits only authorize activities within the right-of-way. They do not authorize any modifications within the right-of-way. Modifications require a Right-of-Way Permit.

For information about events on private property - such as concerts, weddings, festivals - please contact Current Planning's Code Compliance section via phone (503-846-4875) or email.

Visit the Public Permitting and Services Portal for the following event permits:

  • Block parties: authorizes block parties on cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets. Other neighborhood streets may be approved on a case-by-case basis. The block party must be supported by the residents of each dwelling fronting the street to be closed.
    • Note: Per state requirements related to COVID-19, block parties are limited to groups of no more than 25 people, with physical distancing. Participants are expected to follow all local and state laws and guidelines, including those related to COVID-19.
    • In addition to completing the online application, a completed Block Party Street Closure Petition form (signed by a representative of each dwelling fronting the street to be closed) and a map showing the street to be closed and houses facing it must also be submitted.
    • Block parties are limited to daylight hours, must comply with county and city ordinances, must adequately be marked to indicate the area closed to vehicles and must always maintain emergency vehicle access. We ask you please notify Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue the day of the block party by calling 503-629-0111.
  • Film and video: allows for filming events to take place in our right-of-way.
    • In addition to applying online, upload the following: a certificate of liability insurance, a signed Washington County, Oregon Indemnity Agreement & Waiver of Liability (see “Related documents” below) and traffic control/parking plans, if needed. There is a non-refundable application and permit fee.
    • The preferred processing time for film and video permits is four weeks. However, we understand that production timelines are often much shorter and we will allow film and video permit applications to be submitted two weeks in advance. The process remains the same and this is not a guarantee of approval; it is however, intended to provide some ease for those applying with less than a four-week timeline.
  • Race, Walk and Bike events: allows for race events to take place on our right-of-way. 
  • Parades: allows for parades to take place in our right-of-way.
  • Related documents