A miscellaneous permit is a permit to conduct an activity, other than a utility installation or operation of a motor vehicle, on state highway right of way. These activities may include: Adopt-A-Highway, Banners, Special Events (such as parades and filming), Highway Beautification, Tire Chain Installation, etc. Permits are also necessary for other activities along state highways including those detailed below:
Permit Forms (fillable pdf)
Application and Permit to Occupy or Perform Operations on a State Highway
General Permit Provisions (for ODOT use only)
Permit Performance Bond
Permit Blanket Performance Bond
ODOT Digital Video Log
State Highway Inventory Summary
Transportation Data Routes/State Highway Cross Reference
BICYCLE RACE EVENT
Bicycling has become a popular form of recreation in Oregon, and bicycle races are an outcome of that activity. For the purposes of a permit to use state highway right of way, a "bicycle race" is a timed event (e.g., Road Race, Stage Race, Biathlon/Triathlon). A permit is not needed for recreational bike rides.
To obtain a permit to use a state highway for a bicycle race, complete the form titled, “Application For Bicycle Race Permit,” Form 734-2214.
A permit for “highway beautification” allows for the placement of decorations along state highways (except for Interstate highways) to enhance the aesthetic value of the highway. For the purpose of this permit a “decoration” can be seasonal hanging plants or similar item, or flags or pennants made of plastic, cloth or similar materials. A decoration may contain no more than the official name, logo, and slogan of the agency. It may not denote a specific activity or event, portray a political, religious, commercial or promotion message or recognize a person or organization. Other information about placing a decoration along a state highway is available in Oregon Administrative Rule 734-057-0020
To obtain a permit, the city, county, or Native American Indian Tribe with jurisdiction in the area must submit a written request to the appropriate district office at least 30 days in advance of the desired installation date. The request is to be on their official letterhead and accompanied by the ODOT permit application form, Form 734-2576
, and a picture or drawing of the proposed decoration.
VEGETATION CONTROL PERMIT
A “Vegetation Control Permit” allows an owner of land adjacent to a state highway to manage vegetation and remove noxious weeds on the adjoining state highway right of way by cutting, mowing or hand pulling the vegetation or noxious weeds as described in the approved permits.
To obtain a “Vegetation Control Permit” complete the request form titled, “Request for Vegetation Control Permit” Form 734-2140 along with the liability release form and submit both documents to the appropriate ODOT district office. The district office will add the permit number to the liability release form upon approval of the request.
Request for Vegetation Control Permit
Liability Release for Vegetation Control Permit (individuals)
Liability Release for Vegetation Control Permit (groups)
The Free Coffee program is a motorist service provided by non-profit organizations in ODOT rest areas where the organization may obtain a permit to give away coffee, other non-alcoholic beverages and cookies.
Permit requests must be received no more than 60 days prior to the desired date of the "free coffee" service. the successful applicant is selected through a random drawing 30 days before the request date. Permits are issued in 24-hour increments with up to 72 hours (three consecutive days) per permit.
The coffee, other non-alcoholic beverages and cookies must be available to the public free of charge; however donations may be accepted by the permitted organization. Other permit conditions are described on the application form.
To obtain a Free Coffee permit for the following ODOT rest areas, complete the form titled, “Free Coffee Program Permit and Application,” Form 734-2081, and submit it to the appropriate ODOT district office.
||The Maples, 37 miles east of Salem (District 3)|
||Summer Lake, 63 miles north of Lakeview (District 10)|
Brothers Oasis, 41 miles east of Bend (District 10)
Sage Hen, 18 miles west of Burns (District 14)
Buchanan Springs, 24 miles east of Burns (District 14)
Sunset, 31 miles east of Seaside (District 1)
Bandit Springs, 40 miles east of Prineville (District 10)
Cow Canyon, 21 miles south of Maupin (District 10)
Beaver Marsh, 5 miles south of Chemult (District 11)
Midland, 8 miles south of Klamath Falls (District 11)
||Carter, 3 miles south of Long Creek (District 14)|
The following ODOT rest areas are managed by Travel Information Council (aka Oregon Travel Experience). For Free Coffee service in any of these rest areas, contact Oregon Travel Experience.
||French Prairie (Baldock), Santiam River, Oak Grove, Gettings Creek, Cabin Creek, Manzanita, and Suncrest Rest Areas|
Memaloose, Boardman, Stanfield, Deadman Pass, Charles Reynolds, Baker Valley, Weatherby, and Ontario Rest Areas
||Tillamook River Rest Area|
A pedestrian activity is a planned activity that brings together a community or group of people for an expressed purpose, including soliciting contributions, business, or interest from motorists using the highway. To be eligible for a permit the activity can not impede traffic or cause a traffic hazard and must meet the criteria outlined in OAR Chapter 734 Division 58.
To obtain a pedestrian activity permit, complete the form titled, “Application and Permit for Pedestrian Activities on a State Highway, ” Form 734-2708. The application is to be submitted to the appropriate District office at least 30 days but not more than 180 days prior to the date of the desired pedestrian activity. If the activity is to occur on a state highway within city limits, the Applicant must provide confirmation from the city that the pedestrian activity does not violate city ordinances.
Liability insurance of $1 million is required for this activity. If the Applicant is a public entity, proof of self-insurance will suffice.
Application and Permit for Pedestrian Activities on a State Highway
Permit Application Instructions
Oregon Administrative Rules for Pedestrian Activities