Parking affects the livability of our community and challenges City leaders to find the right balance between costs and need. Salem strives to achieve this balance through a variety of methods including:
- A Downtown Parking District, providing thousands of free customer parking spaces
- Residential Parking Districts that keep non-residents from parking for long time periods on designated residential streets
- Permits for events and construction work
The Parking Services Division shares parking enforcement with the Salem Police Department. Parking Services responds to violations between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays, and the Police Department responds after hours (503-588-6123).