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TRN-3.301 - Commercial Vehicle Parking Permit Rules

Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureaus Pursuant to Rule Making Authority (ARB)
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Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Transportation Systems Management Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority



As authorized by Code section 16.20.620, a commercial permit allows parking in any area designated by the permit.


The Permit may contain the following:

a) A Permitted vehicle may occupy a 15 minute metered space for not more than 5 minutes and any other metered space for more than 20 minutes without payment of meter fee.

b) Additionally, a permitted vehicle may occupy any truck-loading zone for a maximum of 30 minutes while actively engaged in loading/unloading.

c) The permit must be clearly displayed in the lower center of the windshield when pickup or delivery is performed.

d) Permanent or magnetic signs with the name of the company in letters at least 2 inches high must be displayed on the left and right sides of the vehicle while using the permit (vinyl signs approved by sign Committee are acceptable). Add in-vehicle metering.

e) The permit remains the property of the City of Portland and must be surrendered upon demand by any authorized officer.

f) The permit may not be issued in addition to time on the meter.

g) If permit is lost or stolen, there is a replacement charge per permit.

Permits may be issued by Mail only


Fees can be found in PBOT’s Transportation FeeSchedule TRN 3.450A


In addition to any penalty imposed by the court as a result of a citation, violations of this permit may be penalized as follows:

a) 2nd violation: 10 days suspension of permit

b) 3rd violation: 30 days suspension of permit

c) 4th violation: revocation of permit

Failure to surrender a suspended permit within 10 days of the date of notification of suspension may result in cancellation of that permit for the remainder of the year.

Continued noncompliance may result in an examination of whether future permits will be issued.


Amended by Director of Portland Bureau of Transportation March 2, 2018.

Filed for inclusion in PPD December 5, 2003.

(Re-indexed by City Auditor October 2005 - formerly indexed as BCP-TRN-3.04)

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