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.

Parking is enforced between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Capitol Mall area and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Downtown Parking District except Sundays and legal holidays.

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 8 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