Apply for an annual space parking allow (on-line)

Present/returning customers

Entry your account

Helpful paperwork 

Alternative Permits 

You now not have to buy a substitute allow you probably have a brand new automobile. When you have a resident parking allow and have a brand new automobile/license plate that it’s essential to completely switch your allow to, it is a course of outdoors the web system. Please e-mail with new automobile registration, new license plate quantity, and previous license plate quantity.  

What’s an Space Parking Allow?

An Space Parking Allow is an annual parking allow bought by residents or companies inside an Space Parking Allow (APP) zone that enables you to park on avenue previous the posted customer closing dates. 

In case you are on the lookout for a short-term parking allow for a transferring truck, putting a storage container in a parking area, performing site visitors management for utility work, closing a journey lane, or different short-term permits, you’re on the lookout for a Short-term Avenue Use Allow which is issued by the PBOT Allow Heart

Space Parking Allow Zone Boundaries and Zone Particulars

Must know in case your residence or enterprise is inside an current Space Parking Allow (APP) zone? Wish to be taught extra in regards to the restrictions for every zone? Discover the present APPP zones by means of our interactive map.

Reference map of Space Parking Allow Zones. Click on the hyperlink above for an interactive map the place you possibly can seek for your handle.

Zones N/G and Zone M

Space parking allow Zones M, N, and G

Zones N/G within the Central Eastside and Zone M in Northwest Portland are particular parking administration areas. In these space, residential and enterprise permits have a allow surcharge. The cash generated from these surcharges goes again to the parking district to assist transportation associated initiatives. Observe these items to be taught extra about Northwest Zone M and Central Eastside Zones N and G. These zones additionally take part within the Transportation Pockets, a program that affords passes and credit to be used on transit, bike-share, e-scooters, ride-share, and car-share in a single package deal, giving folks many selections on learn how to get round.

New Customers – Apply in your parking allow

The right way to Apply and Handle Your Parking Permits 

Step 1:  Double verify your zone and begin date earlier than you apply on-line

Paper permits are now not legitimate in APPP zones apart from each day scratch offs that are nonetheless honored. You possibly can confirm your zone utilizing our on-line map.         

Step 2: Expertise and Fee Necessities

To make use of the web allow system, you should be capable to add digital variations of your supporting paperwork. 2 MB is the utmost measurement for information. The web allow system helps the add of:

Further necessities are entry to pc or good machine. We advocate customers full the method on a non-mobile machine, computer systems and tablets work greatest, however the course of could be accomplished on a cell machine if different gadgets are usually not accessible. The web allow system is suitable with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge 10. 

In case you are not in a position to add digital variations of your supporting paperwork or should not have a pc or good machine,  please contact 503-823-APPP (2777).

The web allow system accepts the next fee sorts:

  • Bank card: Visa, Mastercard, Uncover, and American Specific 
  • Debit card
  • Cash Order* 
  • Test* 

We do not settle for money.

Refunds won’t be issued as soon as a allow has been processed. 

*Cash order/verify funds should be mailed solely after you might have obtained affirmation by e-mail that your software is accredited. You then log into the system, point out that you’re paying by verify. The allow quantity should be included on your cash order/verify. Please notice that fee by verify will delay allow processing time. 

Make verify payable to: The Metropolis of Portland

Mail verify to: PBOT Parking Permits, 1120 SW Fifth Ave Suite 1331, Portland OR 97204

Step 3: Collect and Fill Out Supporting Paperwork

  • Proof of Residence All candidates should present proof of residence within the zone for which they’re making use of. Paperwork accepted as proof are Lease or rental settlement, Financial institution assertion, Bank card invoice, Utility invoice. The proof should be dated inside 30 days of the appliance and embrace the applicant’s title and handle. Printed copies of e-bills are acceptable. 
  • Car Registration Candidates should present present, state-issued automobile registration for every passenger automobile or motorbike they want to buy a allow for. The final title on the registration should match the final title of the applicant. If the automobile is registered to somebody aside from the applicant, with a unique final title, similar to a relative or an employer, the applicant should present a notarized letter from the registered proprietor stating that the applicant is the first driver of the automobile. The parking allow shall be issued to the license plate quantity on the automobile registration. 
  • Supplemental Types Some zones require further varieties and data. In case you want translations of the varieties please contact us. Residents in zone M shall be directed to fill out a supplemental kind on-line (step 5). Residents in zone F, H, and I’ll fill out the PDF varieties beneath. The varieties beneath shall be accessible throughout your software, however we advocate you fill them out forward of time, save them to your pc, and add them into the web system. Watch this video tutorial that explains learn how to add a kind within the on-line system.
  • Enterprise permits ought to be managed beneath one person account per firm.
  • Proof of Occupancy All candidates should present proof of enterprise occupancy within the zone for which they’re making use of. Paperwork accepted as proof are Lease or rental settlement, Financial institution assertion, Bank card invoice, Utility invoice. The proof should be dated inside 30 days of the appliance and embrace the enterprise title and handle. Printed Copies of e-bills are acceptable. 
  • Worker Roster The variety of permits issued to your enterprise is calculated based mostly on the entire variety of worker hours. You’ll fill out an Worker Roster, offering an inventory of names and variety of hours labored per week. Zone N and G candidates can point out in the event that they wish to commerce in permits to get free Transportation Wallets (a group of passes and credit to be used on transit, streetcar, bike share, and scooters).  In case you want translations of the varieties please contact us. The varieties beneath shall be accessible throughout your software, however we advocate you fill them out forward of time, save them to your pc, and add them into the web system: 

Step 4: Put together 

  1. Login and make your profile. The web allow system is suitable with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge 10. You possibly can decide to obtain SMS notifications associated to your allow. Count on to see some emails come from

  2. Validate your handle to substantiate which zone you’re in. Don’t put the route within the Avenue Identify area, choose it from the Course area. Please remember the fact that there are totally different allow guidelines for various zones. 

  3. Choose your allow kind. Remember, if you’re making use of for an annual allow and visitor allow(s), you have to to finish a separate software for each. 

  4. Add digital variations of supporting documentation. You may be prompted on which paperwork to add. 2 MB is the utmost measurement for information.

  5. You may be notified inside 5 (5) enterprise days in case your software has been accredited. If accredited, you’ll be prompted to make your fee by means of the web allow system. See info on fee in Step 2. 

  6. As soon as accredited, you’re licensed to park your automobile in curbside parking areas signed in your zone. Your allow is tied to your license plate. 

  7. Handle your permits if it’s essential to. You possibly can activate/deactivate license plates, purchase extra permits, request a short lived allow, exchange a allow, and make different adjustments all by means of the web allow system. Allow guidelines range by zone. Discover zone particular info right here

  8. Getting into license plates or journey/short-term permits: Don’t embrace dashes, areas, or names of different states when getting into in license plate info. When you have a specialty plate, you should embrace the vertical letters displayed on the left aspect of the plate. For journey/short-term permits, embrace the letters and numbers. Click on Right here for extra info. 

Step 5: Apply in your allow on-line

Zone M – Resident Candidates

Zone M – New Enterprise Candidates

All different zones – New Resident or Enterprise Candidates

Returning Customers

Watch Video Tutorials of the On-line System

Watch Residential Allow Video Tutorial

Watch Enterprise Allow Video Tutorial 

Watch Annual Visitor Allow Video Tutorial

Watch Every day Visitor Allow Video Tutorial

The Every day Visitor video states June 30, 2022 because the expiration date for scratch-offs, please disregard that date. We’re nonetheless honoring beforehand bought paper scratch-offs and people permits can be utilized. 

Space Parking Allow Look Up Device

Zones within the on-line system now not use paper permits, apart from daily-scratch offs. Parking Enforcement makes use of license plate numbers to find out if a automobile has an lively parking allow. When you have a priority about whether or not a automobile in your neighborhood has an lively allow, you should use the license plate lookup software the place you’ll enter a license plate quantity and choose the zone to run a question.   

Look Up Device

Space Parking Allow Program Background and Supplemental Plans

The Space Parking Allow Program (APPP) started in 1981 in response to neighborhood issues about commuter parking in neighborhoods. Commuter parking originates from outdoors the allow space and has no obvious connection or enterprise throughout the allow space.

This system is designed to assist individuals who dwell or work in areas with a commuter parking drawback by making a customer time restrict. Those that do have companies or dwell within the space could apply to buy a allow, permitting parking past the customer restrict.

There are at the moment a number of zones in operation.  Every zone’s boundaries, customer closing dates, and hours of operation are designed across the wants of the person neighborhood. Every zone has their very own mixture of residentialenterprise, and customer permits accessible for buy. Neighborhood and/or Enterprise Associations work with the Bureau of Transportation to create the principles for his or her specific zone.

For particulars a few specific zone together with the allow begin dates, customer limits, and allow hours, see our interactive map.

Every APPP zone has a supplemental plan that particulars the insurance policies and procedures for every zone. For extra info on supplemental plans, click on right here. 

Keen on beginning an Space Parking Allow Program or annexing into an current one? 

The Space Parking Allow Program (APPP) should be initiated by affected residents and companies in search of a treatment for the shortage of obtainable parking of their space on account of commuter parking. Allow parking packages are usually not accessible in current metered areas. A majority (larger than 60%) of the properties who vote, should vote in favor of this system earlier than it’s carried out. For info on beginning an APPP, please see beneath.

For extra info, please contact Nicole Powell at

Continuously Requested Questions (FAQ) 

What parking permits can be found?  

Residential and Enterprise parking permits can be found in all Space Parking Allow (APP) zones. Annual visitor permits are restricted to 1 per handle and accessible in zones: D, E, F, H, I, J, L, R, S, T and U. Every day visitor permits can be found in zones: A, B, C, G, Ok, M, N, R, S, T, and U. Overview supplemental plans for restrictions and extra particulars. 

How a lot do parking permits value?  

Annual residential, enterprise, and visitor permits value $75 in all zones besides Zones G, N, and M. Every day permits value $15 per ebook of 10 in all relevant zones. Annual permits in Zones G and N value $370, with a $75 earnings based mostly residential allow for people who qualify. Annual permits in Zone M value $195, with a $75 earnings based mostly residential allow. Annual enterprise permits turn out to be prorated 6 months into their allow 12 months and value half value at that time. 

When will my allow(s) expire?  

Residential, residential annual visitor, and residential each day visitor parking permits all expire one 12 months from the date of buy.   

Enterprise, enterprise annual visitor, and enterprise each day visitor parking permits expire on the finish of their zone 12 months. Zone years are as follows and are discovered on the zone map. Zone A: February 1 – January 31. Zones B, J, M and S: September 1 – August 31. Zones C, D and E: October 1 – September 30. Zones F, H, I and R: January 1 – December 31. Zones G and N: Could 1 – April 30. Zone Ok: August 1 – July 31. Zone L: April 1 – March 31. Zone T: November 1 – October 31. Zone U: March 1 – February 28. 

How do I pay for my allow(s)?

As soon as your allow(s) have been accredited by PBOT, it’s time to pay. You possibly can go on to the fee web page by means of the hyperlink in your e-mail, or go to the allow tab to pay in your allow. From the allow tab, choose view or allow ID quantity. Companies should enter license plate numbers and may select to pay for permits , or pay one after the other. Watch a video on learn how to pay: residententerpriseannual visitoreach day visitor.

What do I do if I get a brand new automobile and have to completely switch my allow? Situation applies to residential parking permits solely.

It is a course of outdoors the web system. Please e-mail with new automobile registration, new license plate quantity, and previous license plate quantity.  

Must briefly change your license plate? For instance, my automobile is within the store and I’m renting a automobile. Applies to residential parking permits solely. 

You possibly can change your allow for as much as 4 weeks. Login, go to allow tab beneath PBOT brand, click on to view the residential allow, choose “allow”, click on ID #, choose “short-term change” and you’ll be directed to kind in a brand new license plate quantity for gratis. On cell machine begin navigation utilizing House dropdown menu. 

My enterprise permits are accredited and paid for, however I wish to buy further permits. For instance, I didn’t purchase the complete quantity my enterprise qualifies for, or I simply employed new staff and wish to order permits for them. What steps do I take?

Within the on-line allow system, choose enterprise allow tab and click on on your small business allow. Subsequent, request the variety of permits you wish to add. Final, click on “replace”. The appliance will refresh and skim “resubmission”. You possibly can add a brand new worker roster right here, if it’s essential to present proof of further staff. See zone particular restrictions for allow limits.

How do I alter license plates of my company or staff? Applies to enterprise and visitor permits.

Click on on the “enterprise allow” tab or “each day” tab -> Click on view -> Change license plates of paid permits. We advocate bookmarking this web page, so you possibly can simply return to it later.

How do I handle my each day visitor permits?

You possibly can change license plate numbers and dates based mostly on who’s visiting and when they’re visiting. Watch a video tutorial with extra info. On the house web page, go to the each day allow tab to schedule each day allow periods. Choose view. Sort in a license plate quantity, select a date, and click on create session. Your each day permits are activated at midnight on the times you might have scheduled. If it’s essential to cancel, please achieve this earlier than midnight when the unit is activated.

Every day permits expire and should be used throughout the 12 months of buy. If it’s essential to buy further each day permits (greater than what you initially bought), you should submit a brand new software. Click on the  START PERMIT APPLICATION  button on the prime of the web page and full a brand new software. 

I’m making use of for an annual visitor allow however have no idea the license plate variety of my visitor. What ought to I do? 

In case you don’t know your visitor’s license plate quantity, right now, you should buy the allow together with your plate quantity and alter it as wanted, as company come and go. You may as well select to attend to use till you recognize the plate quantity. 

I bought paper each day scratch offs previously, however have not used them but. What occurs to my each day scratch offs when the system goes digital? 

PBOT will proceed to honor beforehand issued each day scratch offs.  

What steps do I take if I want to use for a residential parking allow with a visit allow/short-term allow from the Division of Motor Autos (DMV)? Situation applies to residential parking permits solely.

You enter the DMV journey allow/short-term allow quantity and it will function your license plate. Additionally, you will add an image of the journey allow/short-term allow. While you get your new license plate e-mail PBOTParkingPermits@portlandoregon with new automobile registration, new license plate quantity, and previous journey allow/short-term allow quantity. Be taught extra on learn how to enter plate numbers.

How does the renewal course of work within the on-line system? Applies to Annual Resident permits solely right now. 

Upon getting an annual allow within the on-line allow system, a renewal discover shall be emailed to you 4 weeks earlier than your allow expires. Your allow doesn’t mechanically renew.   

What are my choices if I briefly reside in or personal a visitor home (ex: AirBnB)?

Guests and house owners of visitor homes have the choice to use for parking allow(s). See your zone plan for specifics.

Can I exploit an space parking allow on a leisure automobile?

No, leisure automobiles (RVs) are usually not eligible for Space Parking Permits. Metropolis Code 16.20.120 states that RVs can solely be on the road for as much as 4 hours whereas actively loading or unloading from their residence. RVs can solely park for the customer time restrict in an space parking allow zone and should be actively loading or unloading in any other case the automobile might obtain a quotation. You’ll find extra info on Zoning Allowances for RVs.

What’s the course of for making use of for my annual resident allow in Zone M?   

While you apply for a Zone M annual resident allow right here, you’ll be taken by means of a 3 step course of: 1. Determine your constructing on the map, 2. Fill out a Supplemental Type on-line, 3. Apply/submit documentation in the web allow portal.  

What are the Zone M annual resident allow restrictions?  

Permits are restricted to 1 per licensed driver and three per family. Notice that each allow applicant wants their very own account/e-mail handle as a result of 1 allow per particular person rule. Sure buildings have allow caps (based mostly on 12 months constructed), and you might not qualify for a allow you probably have entry to off-street parking. Be taught extra about Zone M right here.  

Can I order Washington Park parking permits or Council Crest parking permits by means of this on-line system?  

No, Washington Park and Council Crest neighborhood permits use paper functions and paper permits. Residents of these neighborhoods can e-mail us with their handle and request an software. 

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