Apply for an annual area parking permit

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.

This form should take 15 minutes to complete.

  1. Find your zone

    Enter your address into the map to determine which zone you live or work in.

  2. Find the appropriate form

    Be sure to use the form for residents if you live in the zone. Use the form for businesses if you operate a business in the zone. You may download, print, and fill out the appropriate application before you arrive or we have copies for you.

  3. Gather your supporting documents

    Resident

    Proof of Residence

    All applicants must provide proof of residence in the zone for which they are applying. Documents accepted as proof:

    • Lease or rental agreement
    • Bank statement
    • Credit card bill
    • Utility bill

    The proof must be dated within 30 days of the application and include the applicant’s name and address.

    Printed copies of e-bills are acceptable.

    Vehicle Registration

    Applicants must provide current, state-issued vehicle registration for each resident or motorcycle they wish to purchase. The last name on the registration must match the last name of the applicant.

    If the vehicle is registered to someone other than the applicant, with a different last name, such as a relative or an employer, the applicant must provide a notarized letter from the registered owner stating that the applicant is the primary driver of the vehicle.

    The parking permit will be issued to the license plate number on the registration and is not transferable to another vehicle.

    Supplemental Forms

    Some zones require additional forms and information. These are included in the application for those zones.

    Business

    Proof of Occupancy

    All applicants must provide proof of business occupancy in the zone for which they are applying. Documents accepted as proof:

    • Lease or rental agreement
    • Bank statement
    • Credit card bill
    • Utility bill

    The proof must be dated within 30 days of the application and include the business name and address.

    Printed copies of e-bills are acceptable.

    Employee Roster

    The number of permits issued to the business is calculated based on the total number of employee hours. Applicants must provide a payroll record or list of employees with hours worked (maximum of 40 hours per week per employee). Refer to business application for allotment for that zone.

    Supplemental Forms

    Some zones require additional forms and information. These are included in the application for those zones.

  4. Mail completed documentation

    Complete application and mail with check/money order made payable to "City of Portland" to:

    Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
    1120 SW 5th Ave
    #1331
    Portland, OR97204
    United States

    Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. We close at 1 p.m. the last Thursday of each month.

    Please note:  Refunds will not be issued once a permit has been processed.

  5. Contact us with any questions

    Need help with your application or have questions?

    Contact PBOT's Parking Operations team here: