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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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View more COVID-19 transportation-related questions and answers here.

Area Parking Permits

Permit Renewal Zone G and N permits will be extended indefinitely during the pandemic. More information on when the renewal period will begin will be posted at a later date. No temporary permits will be issued for those needing to telework. 

Temporary Area Parking Permits (APP) will be provided to residents in other districts who are teleworking and do not have a annual permit. Contact You will need to provide:

  1. Full name
  2. Address
  3. License plate number

Permit staff will provide you with a document that you will need to print. Unfortunately we do not have resources to send temporary permits through the mail, and there are not options for pick up. 

Please have patience as we work to figure out how to issue other types of permits. This page will be updated as we have more information. 


Abandoned Autos

We are not accepting new abandoned autos reports at this time. 

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New Pay by Plate meters coming your way!

Portland is currently in the process of transitioning all parking meters to pay-by-plate meters. The new meters will require you to input your license plate number at the machine, and will no long dispense a paper receipt. For more information about the new pay-by-plate meters, including instructions on how to operate, and a map of current location, please click here. 


Common Parking Topics

Parking Enforcement

Metered Parking


Area Parking Permit Program

Parking Plans

Temporary Street Use Permits

  • Reserve parking for a moving truck
  • Close a travel lane, sidewalk, or street during construction
  • Place a storage container in a parking space
  • Perform traffic control during utility work

Pay and/or Contest a Parking Citation


Pay and/or Contest a Parking Citation

Trả tiền và/hoặc điều trần về biên bản vi phạm đậu xe

Оплата і (або) оскарження штрафної квитанції

Pague y / o Impugne Multa por Estacionamiento

Biixi Iyo/ Ama Muranka tikidhada baarkinka

Оплата и (или) оспаривание штрафной квитанции

Plata și/sau concurs o citare de parcare

ຈ່າຍ ແລະ / ຫຼື ກວດສອບການອ້າງອິງບ່ອນຈອດລົດ

駐車違反切符の支払いと 異議申し立て方法について


دفع و / أو إعترض على غرامة وقوف السيارات


Portland's Carpool Program

The program offers carpool for parking in the Downtown and Lloyd Center Meter Districts both on-street and in SmartPark garages

Towing + Private Property Impounds

Promoting public safety by ensuring municipal & private property contract towers provide professional services

Abandoned Autos

Information about PBOT's Abandoned Autos program.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about parking in Portland

Pay a Parking Ticket

Pay your City of Portland parking citation online through Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Parking Permits

Learn about the various types of parking permits available in Portland and download permit applications.

Passenger Zones Taskforce

The Passenger Zones Taskforce examines Portland’s passenger loading, unloading, and related parking zones within the context of best management of on-street parking.

Portland Downtown Heliport

Information about the public-use Heliport.

SmartPark Garages

SmartPark is Portland's most affordable and convenient garage parking Downtown.


Portland is rolling out new Pay by Plate parking meters in the NW and Central Eastside. Pay by Plate is another way to pay to park at a meter. You can purchase parking time at a meter using your license plate number.

Parking Kitty: Portland's Mobile Parking App

The Parking Kitty mobile app makes your parking experience simple, the way it should be. Park, pay, and be on your way.

Parking fines - how much is a citation?

The bail amount for parking citations vary according to the type of violation. Find the bail schedule here.

Parking at a Meter in Portland

Information about Portland's on-street metered parking in Downtown, Lloyd District and Marquam Hill.

Motorcycle & Scooter Parking

Resources for using a motorcycle and motorscooter in Portland

Central Eastside and Northwest Parking

Central Eastside and Northwest Parking

Disability Parking in Portland

The City of Portland strives to balance the needs of our diverse community by preserving accessible parking for persons with disabilities and creating better opportunities for short-term parking in the metered areas of Portland.

Parking-Protected Bike Lanes

How to park next to protected bike lanes, tips for biking and walking around parking-protected lanes.