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16.20.001 Purpose.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 165594 and 179141, effective March 23, 2005.)  This Chapter describes the regulation of parking on City of Portland owned or operated property, including but not limited to surface parking lots, parking structures and designated parking areas;  and public right-of-ways, including but not limited to streets, designated parking areas, planting strips, and sidewalks.

The Public Property and Right-of-Way Parking Chapter is organized in six Sections:

A.  16.20.100  General Parking Methods describes the general rules of legal parking and enforcement of parking regulations.

B.  16.20.200  Regulated Parking Zones describes additional regulations for public areas that are designated for no or limited-term parking or only for specific parking uses.

C.  16.20.400  Metered Parking Zones describes additional regulations for parking in areas with parking meters.

D.  16.20.500  General Parking Permits describes the privileges and regulations that apply to general parking permits issued by the City Traffic Engineer or the City Engineer.  These permits allow a person to reserve the public right-of-way for certain uses during a defined period of time.  General Parking Permits are generally issued to a person but may require the use of vehicle identification cards.

E.  16.20.600  Vehicle Parking Permits describes the privileges and regulations that apply to vehicle permits issued by the City Traffic Engineer.  Vehicle Parking Permits are usually issued to a specific vehicle(s).

F.  16.20.800  Area Parking Permit Program provides additional protection and parking management to areas with commuter parking problems.