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Portland Bureau of Transportation

We keep Portland moving

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Pay and/or Contest a Parking Ticket

If you receive a parking citation, you must do one of the following within 30 days or the citation will be delinquent.  If the citation becomes delinquent, the court may double the bail amount, issue a warrant for impoundment of the vehicle, enter a judgment, and impose a fine up to the maximum amount allowed by law and assign the citation to the Department of Revenue for collection.

    Enclose in the citation envelope a check or money order for the bail amount. Make your check or money order payable to Circuit Court. Write your ticket number and auto license number on the check or money order. You may pay the ticket in full with Visa or Mastercard by calling 503-988-3235. Do not mail cash. Click here to pay your parking citation online now.

    Enclose in the citation envelope a check or money order for the bail amount along with an explanation as to why you are contesting the ticket.  Your explanation is a waiver of your right to a court hearing and consent to any judgment rendered.  The court will consider your explanation and either refund your bail or forfeit all or part of it.
    Enclose in the citation envelope a check or money order for the bail amount along with a written request for a hearing OR appear in person at the Circuit Court Parking Tag Office, Room 106, Multnomah County Courthouse, 1021 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Portland, OR to request a hearing and to post bail. 

If your vehicle is impounded for unpaid parking tickets, you must post the entire bail set in cash at the Circuit Court Parking Tag Office.  The tow company will also charge a fee before releasing the vehicle.

The Circuit Court Parking Tag Office is accessible to disabled persons.  Requests for reasonable accommodation, including an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should be made at least 48 hours before appearance.  Requests should be made to the Circuit Court Parking Tag Office at (503) 988-3235 or at the TTY number (503) 988-3907.


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