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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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How To Reserve Parking for a Residential Move


If you are moving and would like to reserve on-street parking for a moving van/truck or container, please fill out the application form and submit it to us at: CPAC@portlandoregon.govWE DO NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS VIA POSTAL MAIL.

If you are reserving parking in a metered area, the rate to reserve parking spaces is $60 per 20ft space per day.  Parking Enforcement will reserve the space for you by placing reservation signs in advance.

If you are reserving parking in a non-metered area, the rate to reserve parking spaces is $23 per 20ft space per week.  You are responsible for posting the reservation signs that we give you with your permit.  There are additional steps and fees if you opt to have Parking Enforcement involved.

Keep in mind that City Code prohibits parking any vehicle or container that is taller than six feet in height any closer than 50ft to a non-signalized intersection.  Also, if you are asking to place a container or large truck on a street that is less than 28ft wide, we may require that you also reserve parking across the street to allow for adequate emergency vehicle clearance. This will affect the permit fee.

To process any permit request, we need at least five business days’ advance notice before you need the space reserved.  Once an application is received, reviewed, and approved, your permit needs to be picked up and paid for in person at the Permit Center.

Instructional Video: Parking Permits for Residential Moving Trucks

Instructional Video: Reserving a Space for Storage Containers