Apply for a Parking Permit

​You must apply in person at the Permit Application Center to get a parking permit to park in certain designated areas.

Parking structure and parkade parking permits

You can get one of the following types of parking permits for a surface lot or parking structure:

  • Daily
  • Part-time* (see additional information)
  • Monthly (charged a one-time processing and automation fee)

*Employees who work less than 25 hours per week are eligible for a part-time parking permit at a lower rate. A letter from your employer verifying your work hours must be submitted when you apply for your permit.

Parking permits are subject to availability and do not guarantee you a spot to park.

Apply in person at the Permit Application Center by bringing the following;

  • Payment for the parking permit fee
  • Photo ID
  • Vehicle license plate number (required for monthly permits)

Employees of Salem businesses must also provide their employer contact information.

You will receive a copy of the parking policies when you get your permit.

Pay your parking permit

There are several options to pay for your parking permit.

Cancel a parking permit

Parking permits must be cancelled in writing by email or in person at the Permit Application Center. Cancellations after the fifth of the month require payment for the month.

Update contact and vehicle information

If your address changes or you change vehicles, be sure to email the Permit Application Center with your name, permit number and the new information.

Additional permit options

Besides standard parking structure and parkade permits, the following special types of parking permits are available:

Contact us

Permit Application Center
General Questions
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Permit/License Processing
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Plans Intake
Monday–Friday
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 320
Salem OR 97301
Mail payments to:
PO Box 3405
Portland OR 97208
Phone: 

Permitted parking locations