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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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Area Parking Permit Program (APPP)

The Area Parking Permit Program is designed to help people who live or work in non-metered areas by controlling commuter parking in their neighborhood.  Visitors to the neighborhood may park for a limited time, residents and businesses may purchase permits that allow them to exceed visitor parking time limits. Read more about the history and details of the program here.

To purchase permits:

  1. You must live or work in a designated zone. Check the 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 packet and payment to: PBOT Parking Permits, 1134 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204

  5. The office is closed to walk-ins on the last Thursday of each month from 1:00 pm until close. 

Questions?  Call us at 503-823-2777 or email

Area Permit Parking Zone Information and Permit Instructions

Area Permit Parking zone information and permit instructions

Map of all Area Parking Permit Zones

Map of all Area Parking Permit zones in the City of Portland.

Requesting a New Parking Zone

Requesting a new parking zone

APPP Supplemental Plans

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

Driveway Clearance

Information on how to piant your own driveway clearance, pay the City to paint your driveway clearance, or request a special driveway clearance

Mailbox Clearance

Application and information for installation of "No Parking" mailbox clearance signs

Area Parking Permit Program (APPP)

Program designed to help citizens who live or work in non-metered areas by controlling commuter parking in their area