Services and Information for Parking

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)’s Portland in the Streets program issues community event permits to close streets, travel lanes, sidewalks, and parking spaces for events. Community events are farmers markets, street fairs, cultural events, fundraisers and so much more!
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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.
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Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 situation, we may not be able to fulfill your permit request. If you have any questions or concerns, our sole point of contact at this time will be CPAC@portlandoregon.gov. We will not be available by phone.
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Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 situation, we may not be able to fulfill your permit request. If you have any questions or concerns, our sole point of contact at this time will be CPAC@portlandoregon.gov. We will not be available by phone.
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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), through the Portland in the Streets program issues Special Event Permits to allow moving events on city streets or sidewalks. Types of events include marches, parades, athletic events, demonstrations, etc. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)’s Portland in the Streets program issues Street Seat Permits for structures or platforms built in on-street parking spaces to help activate the public space. You can use them as additional seating for your restaurant or for public use.
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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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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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A limited number of bike lockers are available for rent downtown by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Follow the instructions to learn about locations, get added to our waitlist, or renew your rental. Rentals are for 3- or 6- month periods and require a refundable key deposit.
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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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In commercial districts, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install a group of bike racks, known as a bike corral, in on-street parking spaces. The city prefers to put bike corrals near street corners as it improves visibility for people crossing the street. Fees may apply.
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In commercial districts, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install up to two FREE bike racks on the sidewalk in front of your property. These provide convenient bike parking for employees, visitors, and shoppers. Additional racks may be installed for a cost of $150 per bike rack.
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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 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.
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Each Area Parking Permit zone is governed by a supplemental plan, which outlines the rules and regulations for each zone.
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Help take care of Green Streets in your neighborhood. It takes only a few minutes to sign up and find available Green Streets to adopt. Thank you for helping us keep our rivers and streams clean.
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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.
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If you already tried to resolve your complaint with the lot operator who issued you a parking penalty notice, but were unsuccessful, you may file a complaint to the City of Portland.