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Abandoned autos or other prohibited vehicles parked on Portland streets may be reported to the Parking Enforcement team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

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Private for-hire companies and individual drivers must apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to operate in the city. Private for-hire vehicles include taxis, TNCs like Uber or Lyft, limos, pedicabs, party buses, executive sedans, town cars, non-emergency medical transport, carriages.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Businesses may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for delivery parking permits that allow you to use non-commercial vehicles for loading and unloading in two predesignated loading zones near your business. Annual business delivery permits are $180 per vehicle, prorated quarterly.

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Businesses may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for delivery parking permits that allow you to use non-commercial vehicles for loading and unloading in metered spaces and other zones. Restrictions apply. Annual permits are $600 per vehicle, prorated quarterly.

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Owners of commercial vehicles that do maintenance, service, or repair work may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for an annual maintenance parking permit to allow for unlimited parking 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. all days in metered spaces for certain activity. Exceptions apply. Fees vary.

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Radio, television, and print media that meet certain criteria may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for parking permits that allow FREE parking in metered spaces for up to 2 hours while covering special events and emergencies.

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Nonprofits may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for an annual parking permit to be used for official agency business that could not be done without a special pass. Only 501(c)3 organizations may apply. Permits are not intended as a substitute for off-street parking.

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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.

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Employees working evening or swing shifts downtown and who make less than $35,000 a year may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for a reduced rate of $35/month at SmartPark garages. Passes are valid from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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You can apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to replace a lost or stolen area parking permit. Fees are $15.

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When reporting a broken pay station, please provide us the exact location and a detailed description of the problem.

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You can report abandoned bicycles to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Be sure it has been abandoned or hasn't moved in more than 72 hours.

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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.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Area Parking Permit Program is designed to help people control the amount of commuter parking where they live or work. Through a community petition, residents may request a new zone be set up or that their area be annexed into an existing zone.