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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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Non-Profit Parking Permit



The Nonprofit Parking Permit is for use by 501(c)3 organizations to accomplish official agency business that could not be accomplished without a special parking permit. This permit is not intended to serve as a substitute for off-street parking or to make ordinary parking simply more convenient. 

Applicants must provide a letter from the IRS stating the agency's status as a 501(c)3 organization, and a written statement on organizational letterhead to demonstrate the organizations current status as a charitable organization, that the organization provides broad-based services that benefit the community at-large, and that use of private vehicles is necessary to perform services.

Permits may be issued to specific vehicles, or to "any vehicle displaying".

Permit will read:

Any vehicle bearing this permit may park without fee at any metered space (except 15 minute) for a maximum of 1 hour; for 15 minutes at 15 minute meters, except where government vehicles are prohibited.


Permits are $50 each annually (July 1 - June 30).


Before applying, please read the conditions regarding permit use which appear on the application. Violation of these conditions will be penalized as noted on the application. A demonstrated history of noncompliance may result in an examination of whether permits will be issued to you in the future.

The Bureau of Transportation may deny request for permits or impose such limitations as it deems necessary.


Click here to download the application.

Mail completed application, IRS letter, organizational statement, and payment to: PBOT Parking Permits, 1134 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204.

Permits will be issued by mail ONLY.

Questions? 503-823-2777.