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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.

If you have any questions please contact the appropriate department listed to the left.


Building Codes

Community Development


  • retail street vendor.pdf pdf Document
  • sandwich board portable sign and table and chairs permit .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 for food service are allowed to be located on a City sidewalk with a yearly permit. There is no limit to the number of tables and chairs allowed; however, a minimum 6' wide pedestrian passageway on the sidewalk must be maintained.
  • 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.

Design Review

Historic Landmarks

Land Division

Planning Commission





Public Works 


Sound and Sidewalk Closure Permit

Plan Review

Utility Billing