Residents and businesses in specific zones may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for permits to park longer than visitor time limits. Only people who live or work in these zones may apply for themselves, their guests, or their employees. Fees apply.
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.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) provides four types of parking permits for people with disabilities based on their needs. Each type is outlined below, along with the application. Applicants must have a valid Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) placard to apply.
Property owners may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to paint their own curb for added clearance for their driveway as long as it meets specific city standards. PBOT can also do this work for you, for a fee of $360.
Central Eastside and Northwest district businesses wanting to free up their own parking for people who live and work in the district, may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for a shared-use parking permit. This is a pilot program. No fee to apply.
The Area Parking Permit Program (APPP) is an annual parking permit program designed to help alleviate commuter parking in residential areas. There are currently several zones in operation. More information can be found below.
The City of Portland strives to balance the needs of our diverse community by preserving accessible parking for persons with disabilities. There are different rules for different types of placard holders and different parking situations. Refer to the guide below to help you with your parking needs.
The Northwest Parking District was created to bridge the gap between parking availability and demand, support a full range of transportation options within the context of neighborhood livability and economic vitality, efficiently manage parking, and reduce reliance on single-occupancy vehicles.
The NW Parking District Liaison works with the NW Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) to manage parking demand in NW. They decide how to spend revenue from parking on neighborhood projects and programs, including the Transportation Wallet, bike parking fund, safety projects, and more.
This guide will help you understand how parking works in Portland, including: locations of meter districts, common signage, hourly rates, how to pay for parking, and what happens if you get a parking citation.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install signs to prevent people parking and blocking your mailbox. A $75 fee applies. If this is a new or infrequent problem, you may instead call PBOT Parking Enforcement at 503-823-5195 or request mailbox stickers by calling 503-823-7275.
Due to ongoing construction in the Overlook neighborhood at the Adidas campus, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has developed a temporary parking permit program. Permits allow residents to park for extended times while limiting visitors and construction workers to 1 hour.
Driven by guidance established in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan and the Performance-Based Parking Management Manual, the Passenger Zones Task Force examines Portland’s passenger loading, unloading, and related parking zones within the context of best management of on-street parking.
Parking tickets issued by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are adjudicated through the Multnomah County Court system. You have 30 days from the date on your ticket to work through the options below, or the citation will be delinquent and you risk increased fines and vehicle impound.
The City owns and operates the public-use Heliport for the benefit of all users. The Heliport offers convenient access to downtown Portland 24 hours a day. The Heliport is part of a multi-modal transportation hub offering access to light rail, bus, water transportation, parking, and bike share.
Portland offers two options for carpoolers looking to use the public parking system, an on-street carpool permit and a SmartPark Garage carpool permit. Both programs are designed to reduce congestion, improve air quality, and reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles throughout the metropolitan
Due to the state of emergency related to Covid-19, Governor Brown’s “Stay Home” order, and at the direction of Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, Parking Enforcement suspended their normal response to abandoned vehicles. Responding to severe cases only: hazardous or junk vehicles not being used for shelter.
Illegally parked vehicles in the public right-of-way can be reported 7 days a week during regular business hours to the Parking Enforcement team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). All other times, contact Police non-emergency at 503-823-3333.