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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 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Area Parking Permit Program (APPP)


Open 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday | CLOSED the last Thursday of the month from 1pm to 5pm

Please note additional Customer Service Center closures:

 January: 1/20/20, February: 2/17/20

Please send an email to with any questions or concerns.

we moved December 16



APP Zone MapThe 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.


Interested in starting an Area Parking Permit Program? 

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. 


PURCHASE PARKING PERMITS (you must live or work in a designated zone)

  1. Input your address in this map to determine which zone you are in.

  2. Fill out the corresponding application for residents or businesses.

  3. Attach supporting documents.

  4. Mail completed application to: PBOT Parking Permits, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Ste. #1331, Portland, OR 97204

PLEASE NOTE: Refunds will not be processed once a permit is issued. Please contact us within 30 days if your permit is not received.  


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. 

Questions? Call 503-823-2777 | Email

APPP Supplemental Plans

Details the Area Parking Permit Program policies and procedures for each Zone.

Area Permit Parking zone information and permit instructions

Area Permit Parking zone information and permit instructions

Map of Area Parking Permit Zones

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.

Requesting a new parking zone

Requesting a new parking zone