Event Permits

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.

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.

Race and special event permits

Racing event

Application submittal requirements

  1. Completed Race and Special Event Permit Application form
  2. Non-refundable permit fee
  3. Approval of the Washington County Sheriff's Office
  4. Certificate of Liability Insurance
  5. A signed Washington County, Oregon Indemnity Agreement & Waiver of Liability
  6. Map of the route or area involved
  7. Traffic control and parking plans

Other requirements

  1. Read the Race and Special Events Packet for information on permit process and requirements.
  2. Prompt clean-up of the area after the event

Parade permits

Application submittal requirements

  1. Completed Parade Event Permit Application form 
  2. Non-refundable permit fee.
  3. Approval of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
  4. Certificate of Liability Insurance
  5. A signed Washington County, Oregon Indemnity Agreement & Waiver of Liability
  6. Map of the route/area
  7. Traffic control and parking plans

Other requirements

  1. Prompt clean-up of the area after the event

Film and video permits

Film and camera

Application submittal requirements

  1. Completed Film & Video Application form
  2. Non-refundable application and permit fee
  3. Certificate of Liability Insurance
  4. A signed Washington County, Oregon Indemnity Agreement & Waiver of Liability
  5. Traffic control and parking plans, if needed

Block party authorizations

Qualifying streets include dead-end streets and cul-de-sacs. 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.

Block party sign

Application submittal requirements   

  1. Completed Block Party Authorization Application form
  2. Completed Block Party Street Closure Petition (signed by a representative of each dwelling fronting the street to be closed)
  3. Map showing the street to be closed and houses facing it

Other requirements

  1. Notify Sheriff's Office 503-846-2700 and Fire Marshall/fire stationEvent hours are limited to daylight
  2. Comply with all county and city ordinances
  3. Prompt clean-up of the area after the event
  4. Close off the street with materials that adequately mark the closed-to-vehicles area. Vehicles may NOT be used to close off the street.