Find Free Parking in Downtown Salem

Free on-street and parkade parking in Downtown Salem is provided to customers through the Downtown Parking Tax paid by downtown businesses. Employees and other workers and volunteers need a permit to park in the Downtown Parking District. Metered parking is available outside of this district and near the Capitol Mall.

Customer parking options

The following options are available to customers of downtown businesses as part of the Downtown Parking District:

Free three-hour parking

  • On-street parking
  • Limited to three hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
  • Limited to once per day, per block Salem Revised Code Chapter 102

Parkades: free customer parking​

  • Available all day in designated areas
  • Three parking garages

30-minute and/or loading zones

  • For commercial business loading/unloading
  • Located throughout downtown area