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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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Parking zone information and permit instructions

 GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Area Parking Permit Program began in 1981 in response to citizen concerns about commuter parking in neighborhoods. Commuter parking originates from outside the permit area and has no apparent connection or business within the permit area.

The program is designed to help people who live or work in areas with a commuter parking problem by creating a visitor time limit. Those who do have businesses or live in the area may apply to purchase a permit, allowing parking beyond the visitor limit.

There are currently several zones in operation.  Each zone’s boundaries, visitor time limits, and hours of operation are designed around the needs of the individual neighborhood.  Neighborhood and/or Business Associations work with the Bureau of Transportation to create the rules for their particular zone.

For details about a particular zone, see the map.

PERMITS FOR RESIDENTS

To purchase permits, residents must:

-        complete an application

-        provide proof that they live in the area (via bank statement, lease, or utility bill dated in the last 30 days)

-        provide their vehicle registration (the license plate number will be displayed on the permit)

-        pay the permit fee

 

PERMITS FOR BUSINESSES

To purchase permits, businesses must:

-        complete an application

-        provide proof that they are doing business in the area (via bank statement, lease, or utility bill dated in the last 30 days)

-        submit a list of employees

-        pay the permit fee

 

PERMITS FOR GUESTS

Permits for guests are available for an additional fee.  Guest permit options (e.g. daily vs. annual) vary by zone.  Residents and business must complete an application and provide proof of residence/ business occupancy to purchase guest permits.  A guest permit may be used only while actually visiting the address printed on the permit. 

REPLACEMENT PERMITS

If a permit is lost or stolen, or if the vehicle license plate changes, there is a fee to replace the permit.

TEMPORARY PERMITS

Temporary permits are issued at the discretion of the Bureau of Transportation. 

QUESTIONS?

503-823-2777 or parking@portlandoregon.gov