1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
Open 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday | CLOSED the third Thursday of the month from 1pm to 5pm
Please note additional Customer Service Center closures:
December: 12/12/19 from noon - 5pm, 12/13/19 & 12/25/19
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
The Area Parking Permit Program (APPP) 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. Each zone has their own combination of residential, business, and visitor permits available for purchase. 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.
The Area Parking Permit Program must be initiated by affected residents and businesses seeking a remedy for the lack of available parking in their area due to commuter parking. A majority (greater than 60%) of the properties who vote, must vote in favor of the program before it is implemented. For information on starting an APP, please see below.
Input your address in this map to determine which zone you are in.
Attach supporting documents.
Mail completed application to: PBOT Parking Permits, 1134 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
To replace a lost or stolen permit or if your license plates have changed, please use this form.
Temporary permits are issued at the discretion of the Bureau of Transportation. Please contact the APPP team for more information.
Details the Area Parking Permit Program policies and procedures for each Zone.
Area Permit Parking zone information and permit instructions
Click here to view an interactive map of all of the Area Parking Permit zones. Users can search for their address to determine which zone they fall in, and can learn information about each zone by click on the zone on the map.
Permit Applications for Businesses
Permit Applications for Residents
Requesting a new parking zone