Apply for an annual parking permit for your business or nonprofit

Service
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) provides many types of parking permits for businesses, nonprofits, media, and others whose needs are not met by standard metered parking or standard truck loading zones. Each type is outlined below, along with the application.

Forms may take 10 - 30 minutes to complete. Allow 5-7 business days for processing.

Determine the type of parking permit needed

Commercial parking permit for non-commercial vehicles

  • Eligibility: Must be a business that uses non-commercial vehicles for loading, unloading, and deliveries at multiple locations.
  • How and where it can be used? Allows for 30-minute parking at any truck loading zone location while loading or unloading only. Also allows for parking at a metered space without paying for 5 minutes at a 15-minute stall, or 20 minutes at any other metered stall.
  • Can it be used for multiple vehicles? Yes, the permit can be designated as “any vehicle displaying” and is transferable within the organization.  
  • Price: $660 annually, prorated quarterly. Check application for price.

Delivery parking permit for non-commercial vehicles

  • Eligibility: Must be a business that uses non-commercial vehicles for loading, unloading, and deliveries at just two, pre-designatedlocations.
  • How and where it can be used? Allows for 30-minute parking at two pre-designated truck loading zone location while loading or unloading only. Also allows for parking at a metered space FREE for 5 minutes at a 15-minute spaces, or 20 minutes at any other metered space.
  • Can it be used for multiple vehicles? Yes, the permit can be designated as “any vehicle displaying” and is transferable within the organization.  
  • Price: $180 annually, prorated by quarter. Check application for price. 

Maintenance parking permit

  • Eligibility: Must be a commercial vehicle performing maintenance, service, or repair work.
  • How and where it can be used? Allows for unlimited parking at metered spaces, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Note restrictions:
    • Permits may NOT be used at building remodels or new construction.
    • Permits may NOT be used in truck loading zones.
    • Permits may NOT be used in 15-minute metered spaces.
  • Can it be used for multiple vehicles? No, the permit is for a specific license plate and cannot be transferred to other vehicles.
  • Price: $1,380 annually, prorated monthly. Check application for price.

Media parking permit to cover special events and emergencies

  • Eligibility: radio stations, television networks, or print media with frequent local circulation.
  • How and where it can be used? Allows for parking at a metered space without paying, for up to 2 hours while covering special events and emergencies.
  • Can it be used for multiple vehicles? No, the permit is for a specific license plate and cannot be transferred to other vehicles.
  • Price: $660 annually, prorated quarterly. Check application for price.

Nonprofit parking permit for performing official business

  • Eligibility: Must be a 501(c)(3) organization. You will need to provide proof as part of the application.
  • How and where it can be used: Allows for parking at a metered space  for up to 1 hour while performing official agency business that could not be accomplished without a special parking permit. This permit is not a substitute for off-street parking.
  • Can it be used for multiple vehicles: Yes, the permit can be designated as “any vehicle displaying” and is transferable within the organization.  
  • Price: $70 annually.

Download and fill out the appropriate permit

Mail completed application and payment

Make check or money order payable to the City of Portland. DO NOT send cash. Please note that it can take up to a month to process parking permits.

Contact us with any questions

Need help with your application or have other questions?

Contact PBOT's Parking Permit team

Contact

PBOT Area Parking Permits

phone number503-823-2777Call to discuss parking permit zones or issues with purchasing permits

Location

Mailing address

PBOT Parking Permits
1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 1331
Portland, OR 97204

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