Do I Need a Permit to Park in Downtown Salem?

If you plan to park in downtown Salem between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. any day except Sundays and legal holidays and you are a student, volunteer, employee, or juror, you are required to purchase a parking permit.

If you do not follow the rules identified within the Downtown Parking District, you could receive a parking ticket for using free customer parking options when you are not shopping.

The fine increases with repeat occurrences.​

Downtown Parking District

The Downtown Parking District specifically states you must purchase a parking permit if you fall into one of the following groups:

  • A student, during the time the student is attending class (except the first day).
  • A person working in his or her place of employment.
  • A person engaged in the conduct of his or her business at one location within the Downtown Parking District for two or more consecutive days.
  • A juror of Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Marion County.
  • An unsalaried employee or volunteer who is working within the District.

Part-time (employees)

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

Expand/Collapse Permit Type : Carpool ‎(21)
A300 Commercial St SE
$75.00
B400 Trade St SE
$75.00
C1300 Church St SE
$75.00
C2400 Church St SE
$75.00
E1100 Cottage St SE
$75.00
E2700 Ferry St SE
$75.00
F1200 Center St NE and 1200 Marion St NE
$75.00
G600 Winter St NE
$75.00
H1500 Capitol St NE and 900 Marion St NE
$75.00
H2900 Union St NE and 600 Capitol St NE
$75.00
H3700 and 800 Capitol St NE
$75.00
J800 Marion St NE
$75.00
K800 Center St NE
$75.00
L1400 Cottage St NE
$75.00
M300 Union St NE
$75.00
N11100 Court St NE
$75.00
N2700 Chemeketa St NE and 300 Cottage St NE
$75.00
PM2700 Marion St NE
$75.00
PM3700 Center St NE
$75.00
PM4300 Cottage St NE
$75.00
Downtown - Part time100 and 200 Church St SE - East side meters
$20.00
Expand/Collapse Permit Type : Parkade ‎(17)
Pringle325 High St SE
$57.00
7' 6"
Pringle325 High St SE
$30.00
7' 6"
Pringle - Motorcycle325 High St SE
$20.00
7' 6"
Liberty Square199 Liberty St SE
$72.00
7'
Liberty Square199 Liberty St SE
$40.00
7'
Liberty Square - Motorcycle199 Liberty St SE
$25.00
7'
Chemeketa - Uncovered300 Commercial St NE
$54.00
6' 8"
Chemeketa - Uncovered300 Commercial St NE
$33.00
6' 8"
Chemeketa - Covered300 Commercial St NE
$62.00
6' 8"
Chemeketa - Motorcycle300 Commercial St NE
$22.00
6' 8"
Marion Square - Uncovered400 Marion St NE
$38.00
8' 6"
Marion Square - Uncovered400 Marion St NE
$26.00
8' 6"
Marion Square - Covered400 Marion St NE
$58.00
8' 6"
Marion Square - Motorcycle400 Marion St NE
$22.00
8' 6"
All ParkadesVaries on parkade (excludes Library)
$3.00
Library
$5.00
All ParkadesVaries on parkade (excludes Library)
$5.00
Expand/Collapse Permit Type : Surface Lot ‎(2)
Riverfront200 Water St NE
$20.00
Union Street
$20.00
Monthly parking permits are charged a one-time processing and automation fee.

​Additional information

​Map of Downtown Parking

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: