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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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Commercial Parking Permit



A Commercial Parking Permit is intended for businesses with delivery and/or loading needs whose vehicles do not meet the definition of a commercial vehicle under City Code 16.20.220

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

Permit will read:

May occupy a 15 minute metered space for not more than five (5) minutes, and any other metered space for not more than twenty (20) minutes without payment of meter fee. May occupy truck loading zones for a maximum of 30 minutes while loading and unloading. May not park where government vehicles are prohibited.


Permits are $600 annually (July 1 - June 30).  Permit price is pro-rated quarterly.  Refer to table below for current permit price.


Purchase Date Permit Cost
July 1 - September 30 $600
October 1 - December 31 $450
January 1- March 30 $300
April 1 - June 30 $150


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 and payment to: PBOT Parking Permits, 1134 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204

Questions? 503-823-2777