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Forms & Permits

The City of Astoria requires permits for activities that are performed within the City and on City right-of-ways. All permits are designed to protect the City and the residents by insuring that the work is conducted in a safe manner and to City Standards.

Please note: These permit forms are provided on-line for customer convenience and may also be picked up at City Hall. After completion, submit to the Department on the form for review and approval. Permits are not valid until signed by all authorized departments and required fees are paid. Click here for City Fees

If you have any questions please contact the appropriate department.


Building Codes

Community Development


  • retail street vendor.pdf pdf Document
  • sandwich board permit application.pdf pdf Document  Sandwich board signs (A-frames) are allowed to be located on a City sidewalk with a yearly permit.  Signs are limited to 8 square feet (2' x 4'), and only one sign is allowed at each location. 
  • Tables and chairs are allowed to be located on a City sidewalk with a yearly permit. A minimum 6' wide pedestrian passageway on the sidewalk must be maintained. *Contact City Engineering for Permit Application
  • sign permit.pdf pdf Document Sign Permit is required for any sign installed. Signs include anything visible from the outside of a building or visible on the site. See the Sign brochure for more details.
  • Homestay Lodging Application and information. 

Design Review

Historic Landmarks

Land Division

Planning Commission





Public Works 


Sound Amplification and Sidewalk/Parking Space/Street Closure Permit

Plan Review

Utility Billing

Please note: If you are experiencing challenges paying your water/sewer bill, please contact the Water Department at (503) 338-5172 we can work with you regarding your account balance.