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Apply for an annual Miscellaneous Parking Permit for businesses, nonprofits, and media

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Annual parking permits for certain commercial activity, deliveries, maintenance, and others not met by standard parking zones or truck loading zones. Online portal managed by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Find your permit type, instructions for payment, renewal, or replacement.
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Forms may take 10 - 30 minutes to complete. Allow 5-7 business days for processing.

DISCLAIMER:

PBOT raised rates for some permits on January 1, 2024. This increase ensures sustainable management of the city's parking resources. 

Rate increases

Commercial Permit: $794 now, increasing to $817.82

Delivery Permit: $259 now, increasing to $310.80

Messenger Permit: $259 now, increasing to $310.80

Maintenance Permit: $1,987 now, increasing to $2,186.00

Angle Loading Permit: $200 now, increasing to $300.00

This page is ONLY for businesses, nonprofits, and media to apply for (or renew) annual parking permits for specific needs such as deliveries, maintenance, or other business activity. If you are a resident, or an employer looking for standard annual parking permits for your employees, visit please follow the instructions on our Apply for an annual area parking permit for residents and employers website here

If you are looking for an annual parking permit that grants your special parking privileges for certain business activities, continue below. 


Existing/returning users misc parking permit holders

Access your account


New users

Step 1: 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 permitted organization.  
  • Price: $817.82 annually, or prorated for half a year  

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-designated locations.
  • How and where it can be used? Allows for 30-minute parking at two pre-designated truck loading zone locations while loading or unloading only. Also allows for parking at a metered space without paying - for 5 minutes at a 15-minute space, 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 permitted organization.  
  • Price: $310.80 annually, prorated half year 

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 from 8 a.m. - 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? Yes, the permit can be designated as “any vehicle displaying” and is transferable within the permitted organization.  
  • Price: $2,186 annually, prorated half year

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 half year

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 one 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 permitted organization.  
  • Price: $70 annually

Replacement parking permit

  • Eligibility: To replace a lost or stolen dash parking permit.
  • How and where it can be used: Based on designation of original permit.
  • Can it be used for multiple vehicles: Yes, the permit can be designated as “any vehicle displaying” and is transferable within the permitted organization.  
  • Price: $15 annually

Contact our team for more information about other parking permits for qualifying users. 

Step 2: Download and fill out the appropriate form

If you are renewing, you can upload a completed renewal packet instead of a new application. Be sure to complete all pages, including the section on if you need new permits, otherwise stickers will be mailed to you. The permits can still be made for "any vehicle displaying." 

Step 3: Create online account and apply

  • Visit the PBOT Parking Permits portal here. Accept cookies and set up new user. Review and accept terms and conditions. You will get an activation email. Once your account is activated, you can begin using the system to apply for the appropriate permits. 
  • Click the "Apply for Permit" button. You will complete this step for a new permit or a renewal.
  • Select your parking zone: choose "Meter District" for permits in metered areas, "Nonmetered" for permits outside the meter districts, and "Other" for a single location or a replacement permit. 
  • Select permit type, start date, and quantity. Select July 1 start date to renew for the upcoming permit year. You do not need to enter license plates in the online system at this time. Permits are still paper dash permits. 
  • Upload the required form(s), including application or renewal form. Complete application. 
  • Review 

Step 4: Pay and receive your permit

PBOT staff will review and either approve or request additional information.  

When your application is approved, make your payment through the online portal via credit card or follows steps in the system to pay by check or money order.  

Once PBOT has confirmed your payment, they’ll issue and mail paper permit(s) to you.  


Contact us with any questions

Need help with your application or have other questions?

Contact PBOT's Parking Permit team. Our customer service desk in the Portland Building at 1120 SW Fifth Ave is no longer in operation. We are available via email at PBOTparkingpermits@portlandoregon.gov or via phone at 503-823-2777.

Contact

PBOT Area Parking Permits

phone number503-823-2777Call to discuss parking permit zones or issues with purchasing permits. Our customer service desk in the Portland Building at 1120 SW 5th Ave is no longer in operation.

Mailing address

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

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