Parking Changes Due to COVID-19


Stay home. Stay healthy.  At the City of Salem, we're following the Governor's Executive Order of March 23, 2020 and hope you will too. To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce opportunities for continued transmission of the virus, we are making changes to some of our programs and services.

Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.

Parking changes

More short-term parking downtown.  We've temporarily converted several downtown parking spaces to 15-minute 'To Go' spaces to allow downtown restaurant patrons to pick up food and beverages.  The 'To Go' spaces are now available through June 30, 2020. 15-minute parking signs have been installed throughout downtown.

Chemeketa and Marion Parkades open. Parking permits will not be required for Marion and Chemeketa parkade permit holders that live or work in downtown until July 1, 2020

Parking fines and permits. In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending immobilizations and impoundment of vehicles for failure to pay fines through June 30, 2020

Parking meters and pay stations. Payment of parking fees at City-owned parking meters and pay stations is suspended until July 1, 2020.

Parking permits. On July 1, 2020, parking permits will be required in the Chemeketa and Marion Parkades. If you no longer need your permitarki, png permit holders are encouraged to cancel their parking permits by sending an email to [email protected] and letting us know that you need to cancel your parking permit.

Parking rules still in place 

Please only use ADA, loading zone, 15-minute or 30-minute spaces for their intended purposes. They and other parking regulations, such as blocking fire hydrants, will be enforced. These spaces are important for safety, area residents, and business operations.

On July 1, 2020, enforcement hours will change to Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and enforcement of the 3-hour time limit for on-street parking begins.