Apply for a PARK(ing) Day Permit

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues PARK(ing) Day permits to allow residents, designers, businesses, students, community organizations and artists to temporarily transform parking spaces into public spaces. This international event takes place the third Friday in September.
Male sitting on an artistic chair in a parking spot for parking day.

This application takes 10-30 minutes to complete, additional requirements may take longer. Permits are typically issued within 2-7 business days. Deadline to apply is end of day on September 1st, 2023.

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PARK(ing) Day 

Read below to find out how you can get your very own PARK(ing) Day permit this September or access the application directly below.

Choose your location

Residents, designers, businesses, students, artists, activists, and community organizations can use Portland streets for creative placemaking and street prototyping.

All PARK(ing) Day installations must be located in existing on street parking spaces. The spaces must:

  • Be on a street with a speed limit of 30 mph or less
  • Not be immediately adjacent to rail tracks
  • Not be in a disabled parking space or truck loading zone
  • Must adhere to parking restrictions (e.g. no parking 4-6 pm)
  • Be located at least 40 feet away from a bust stop
  • Be located at least 5 feet away from an alley or driveway

You can check all our requirements in the Park(ing) Day guide:

Design your space

Use your imagination and get creative with your parking space! Think about how you want to engage with the community and what elements you would like to include in the space.

Please see our design guide for specific design requirements:

Notify neighbors and businesses

You must submit proof that you’ve notified all residents and businesses adjacent to your installation.

Complete and email the permit application

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Wait for processing and review

Once we receive your completed application with all the necessary information, we will do an initial review of your request. When this initial review is complete, we will send you an email update.

We will then assign your request to be reviewed by our traffic engineers. During their review, they may contact you for more information or to notify you of changes to your proposed plan.

Build your installation

When the permit has been reviewed and approved, we will email you the permit. Print and display the permit at your site on PARK(ing) Day. If you are located within a metered district, parking enforcement officers will place reservation devices. If you are outside a metered district, we will email you no parking signs that you will need to place.

Create and enjoy your pop-up public space! You can start installing at 7am on Friday and should plan to break down your installation by dark. In the past, many people visited the Park(ing) Day installations. Use #portlandinthestreets and #PBOTparkingday to share your installations. 

Please email PBOTparkingday@portlandoregon.g… or call (503)-823-4026 with questions or concerns. Thank you! We can't wait to see all your amazing PARK(ing) Day installations.