US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District Website

Due to COVID-19, all Regulatory staff are teleworking, which may delay our response time. The best way to reach us is via the phone or email addresses listed on the Contacts page. Please electronically submit requests including permit applications, permit modification requests, waters delineation reviews, and jurisdictional determination requests. See the Electronic Submittals public notice under Regulatory Announcements for further instruction.

Permit decisions, appeals, and approved jurisdictional determinations

Regulatory image of tree in standing waterThe mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Regulatory program is to protect the nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions.


During the permit process, the Corps considers the views of other federal, state and local agencies, Native American tribes, interest groups, and the general public. The results of this careful public interest review are fair and equitable decisions that allow reasonable use of private property, infrastructure development, and growth of the economy, while offsetting the authorized impacts to the waters of the United States. The Corps strives to make its permit decisions in a timely manner.

Monthly permit decisions

The District Engineer will publish on a monthly basis a list of permits issued or denied during the previous month, in accordance with 33 CFR 325.2(a)(8). The Portland District provides a listing of each project reference number, applicant's name, permit action type, permit action closure method, work type, and location for the previous month.

These permit decisions are divided into three categories:

2019 general permit decisions
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.
May June July Aug.
Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
  2020 general permit decisions
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.
May June July Aug.
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Portland District's permit decision listings are updated after the 15th of each month for decisions of the previous month.

Pending individual permit applications

Pending individual permit applications are here: