Bicycle Race Event
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.
A Highway Beautification permit allows for placement of decorations along state highways (except interstate highways). Decorations can be seasonal hanging plants, flags, or pennants. The decoration can have no more than the official name, logo and slogan of the agency. It cannot denote a specific activity or event, portray a political, religious, commercial or promotion message or recognize a person or organization. More information 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 an ODOT permit application form
, 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 permit.
To obtain a “Vegetation Control Permit” complete the request form titled, “Request for Vegetation Control Permit”
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
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 and in Oregon Administrative Rule 734-030-0025
To obtain a Free Coffee permit for the following ODOT rest areas, complete the form titled, “Free Coffee Program Permit and Application”
and submit it to the appropriate ODOT district office.
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)
Bandit Springs, 40 miles east of Prineville (District 10)
Carter, 3 miles south of Long Creek (District 14)
Siskiyou, 13 miles north of the California Border (District 8)
The following ODOT rest areas are managed by Travel Information Council. For Free Coffee service in any of these rest areas, contact Travel Information Council
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
Sunset Springs Rest Area
Cow Canyon, Beaver Marsh and Midland Rest Areas
Tillamook River Rest Area
The Maples Rest Area
A pedestrian activity is an activity to solicit contributions 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.