Disabled Parking Program

If you have a disabled parking permit from Oregon or any other state, you have special parking privileges outlined in Oregon Revised Statute 811.635. However, you are not exempt from parking fees and time limitations in Salem. You can get information about getting a disabled parking permit from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website.

The City of Salem’s Parking Enforcement Officers do not enforce Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking on private property, such as grocery stores, apartments, and commercial buildings. The Salem Police Department has volunteer police who enforce ADA parking regulations on private property.

Standard or temporary disabled parking placard

If you have a standard or temporary issued disabled parking placard, you are required to follow all applicable parking regulations (Salem Revised Code 102.085):

  • Time restrictions including downtown on-street time restrictions and Residential Parking District time restrictions.
  • Fees at all parking meters including those in the Library and City parking garages.

Daily on-street parking permits, allowing for 10 hours of parking,  are available for $15 at the Permit Application Center.

Wheelchair user permit

If you have a wheelchair user permit from Oregon or another state, you may park for free at any meter or time restricted area that is marked for 30 minutes or longer.

Contact us

Parking Services
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Phone: