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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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Involving Parking Enforcement

Guidelines on placing your No Parking Signs:

  • To be enforceable, No Parking signs must be verified by Parking Enforcement at least 24 hours prior to the permit reservation.
  • One No Parking sign must be placed at every 40 feet.
  • In areas with parking regulations (i.e. 1 Hour Zoned Parking), all conflicting signs within the reserved area must be covered. You can cover a parking regulation sign by placing your Temporary No Parking sign over the parking sign, instead of using a barricade.

If you would like to have the ability to tow a vehicle, you must adhere to the Parking Reservation Procedures:


  • After placing your No Parking signs, call Parking Enforcement to request verification, at 503-823-5195 press #3. Alternatively, you can fax this form to 503-823-6139
  • Parking Enforcement staff will come to the site and verify that the No Parking signs were placed correctly.
  • Parking verification costs $60 per block of parking being verified. Fees are billed to the applicant by Parking Enforcement.
  • Verifications are valid for 7 calendar days from the date and time of the verification. If additional time is needed, the permittee must request verification again.
  • The No Parking signs only become enforceable 24 hours after they are verified.
  • If someone is parked in your reserved space during your valid permit hours, call Parking Enforcement for a tow. Each visit by Parking Enforcement costs $60.


  • If unable to do verification due to permit timing, Tow-By-The-Hour is an alternative.
  • To request Tow-By-The-Hour, call Parking Enforcement at 503-823-5195 and press #3.
  • Parking Enforcement will come out to the site and call a tow company to move the vehicle to the closest legal space.
  • Tow-By-The-Hour costs $60 per space being towed PLUS the tow company fee.

For more information, review the Parking Reservation Procedure document.


   Barricade                                      Bag placed over street sign