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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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Media Parking Permit



A Media Parking Permit is for radio stations, television stations, or newspapers with daily circulation.  The permit must be used for news gathering purposes only.

Permits may be issued to specific vehicles or to "any vehicle displaying".  Permits will read:

Any vehicle bearing this permit may park without fee at any metered space for a maximum of 2 hours while covering special events and emergencies.


Permits are $600 each annually (July 1 – June 30).  Permit price is pro-rated quarterly.  Refer to table below for current price.

Date Permit Purchased Cost
July 1 - September 30 $600
October 1 - December 31 $450
January 1 - March 31 $300
April 1 - June 30 $150


Before applying, please read the conditions regarding permit use which appear on the application. Violation of these conditions will be penalized as noted on the application. A demonstrated history of noncompliance may result in an examination of whether permits will be issued to you in the future.

The Bureau of Transportation may deny request for permits or impose such limitations as it deems necessary.


Click here to download the application.

Mail your completed application and payment to: PBOT Parking Permits, 1134 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. 

Permits are issued by mail ONLY.

Questions? 503-823-2777