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Apply for an annual parking permit for your business or nonprofit

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.

  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 organization.  
    • Price: $660 annually, prorated quarterly.

    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.

    Maintenance parking permit

    • Eligibility: must be a commercial vehicle performing maintenance, service, or repair work.
    • How and where it can be used? Allows for FREE, 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.

    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.

    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 without paying, 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.
  2. Print out and complete application ahead of time

    You may download, print out, and complete your application before you arrive. Extra forms are available in our office if you need. Download the appropriate form from list below:

  3. Visit our customer service center

    This location accepts cash, check, money order, and credit cards. Checks or money orders should be made payable to City of Portland. Visit our customer service desk at:

    111 SW Columbia St.
    Suite 660 (City of Portland / PBOT)
    Portland, OR97201
    United States

    Customer service support for the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is available at "Suite 660 - City of Portland" found on the sixth floor. Offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., except for the last Thursday of each month when the office will close at 1 p.m.

  4. Contact us with any questions

    Need help with your application or have other questions?

    Contact PBOT's Parking Permit team here: