Salem has three types of parking meters. You will find coin operated meters, electronic meters, and electronic pay stations. Parking time limits are posted on signs throughout the paid parking areas.
Parking meter rates are:
- $1.50 per hour; maximum 10 hours for $15
- If using a debit or credit card, the minimum purchase is one hour ($1.50)
Coins are accepted to accommodate shorter-term parking needs and allow more flexible time options, such as paying in advance of the 8:00 a.m. enforcement time.
None of the meters make change or give refunds.
If the meter is broken or malfunctioning, please move to another space and call 503-588-6133 to report the issue.
- 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.
- Motorcycles are not exempt
- Government issued plates are not exempt