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Right-of-Way Permits

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Wash Co Permit Portal Call Out

Visit the Public Permitting and Services Portal for right-of-way permits and more. 

If this is your first time using the Public Permitting and Services Portal, register an account and watch the How-to Register video

After your register you can apply for permits and authorizations, track their status and search for information. You can also schedule inspections and view their results.


You need a permit to do any work in the public right-of-way. This includes repairing and building sidewalks, driveways, accesses, sewer lines, storm drains and private water lines.

Permits make sure work in the public right-of-way is safe. We make sure work is up to standard and protects public infrastructure.  

Not sure if you need a permit? Call 503-846-ROAD (7623) or email us for help.

Visit the Public Permitting and Services Portal for these right-of-way permits:

  • Sign Installation: Allows the installation of signs from another public agency or neighborhood watch signs.

 

ROW Agreement Forms:

NOTE: If using the Public Permitting and Systems Portal, a signed agreement will need to be uploaded to the portal before processing.

  • Dust Control Agreement (PDF) Allows you to hire a contractor to apply dust control to a road in front of your property. The contractor needs to apply for a general construction permit to do the work.
  • "No Spray" Agreement (PDF): Needed to opt-out of roadside spraying next to your property. If you are new to the program or need to buy more "no spray" signs, contact us.

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