Daily parking options for visitors and employees
Disabled visitor parking
Disabled visitors to the capitol mall area can use designated state disabled parking spaces or state meters (except 30 or 15 minute meters) for all day parking if they display a valid DMV disabled parking placard.
Disabled visitor parking at city of Salem meters may vary. For more information, visit the city's disabled parking program website
Disabled state employee parking
Disabled state employees must contact the parking office at 503-378-5090
, ext. 0 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
to make arrangements for parking. The parking office will accomodate your needs at the parking lot or structure that is as close as possible to your work site.
Disabled state employees pay the designated monthly rate for their parking space based on the parking lot or structure. For more details, visit our maps
Yellow lot park and pay
Daily parking is available in the capitol mall area in the yellow lot. Park and pay machines accept debit or credit cards (Visa or MasterCard only). See yellow lot park and pay flyer
Portland state office building park and pay
Daily and hourly parking is available at the Portland state office building surface lot. Park and pay machines accept coin or debit or credit cards (Visa or MasterCard only).
There are a variety of meters for temporary parking in the capitol mall area parking lots, structures and on the street. Parking meter rates are $1.50 per hour at city of Salem meters or $0.80 per hour at state of Oregon meters.
Portland free e-plate parking
CashKey program ends June 2018
For decades state agencies could fill and use CashKeys to pay at state-owned parking meters (these meters have a purple sticker that surrounds the keyhole). CashKey technology is now obsolete and DAS Parking Services can no longer reload the funds on existing keys nor create new ones.
Agencies have until June 30, 2018 to use the remaining balance on their CashKeys; Parking Services will not refund these balances. When you've exhausted the remaining balance, payment options are to purchase daily permits or
pay with coins
Each individual or agency that paid a key deposit may receive a refund of this deposit (agencies may request a BT transfer). Individuals or agencies may opt to exchange the key deposit refund for a credit toward daily parking permits; this offer is only good through the end of June 2018. Please contact our office at 503-378-5090
, ext. 0 or at email@example.com
if you would like more information on key deposit refund options.
Projects are scheduled for the 2017-19 biennium to begin replacing state-owned parking meters with pay and park stations like those in the Yellow lot, or at some locations, with parking meters that accept credit cards.
One-day parking permit books available to state agencies
Permits are valid for one day at the following locations:
- Yellow lot
- Capitol mall parking structure meters
- Ferry structure rooftop visitor spaces
- State of Oregon meters in the capitol mall area
- Archives building (not valid for 30 minute meters)
- Commerce building
- Executive building parking structure upper level
- General Services building at 1200 Ferry St SE
- Public Utility Commission building (not valid for 30 minute meters)
- ODOT Mill Creek building
- Portland state office building pay and display public parking spaces
City of Salem one-day permits for the capitol mall area
City of Salem daily permits are sold in the Capitol building room 49 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 503-986-1180
for information. They are valid for a multiple block area of city of Salem meters surrounding the Capitol building. One day permits may be purchased in advance of the day of use.
Monthly parking for employees and agency vehicles
Most state parking facilities and lots are full. A waiting list is maintained for those interested in renting a parking space. Vacancies are filled from the waiting list according to the priority level of the person or agency requesting parking and the date of their request.
Call the parking office at 503-378-5090
to be added to the waiting list, check your progress or change your request.
Locating a parking space in a private parking lot may be an option if you are on the waiting list for state parking. See our list of private parking lots
for more information.
A higher priority is given to disabled employees, agency requests, employees with parking transferring to another agency or location, and carpool groups over non-carpool requests. The priority list detail is published in OAR 125-090-0110
Paying for parking – state employees
Monthly parking fees for state employees are automatically paid by pre-tax payroll deduction. Any employee who does not wish to have their parking deduction paid pre-tax may choose to have it paid post-tax by turning in a parking deduction pre-tax waiver
to their agency payroll office. Parking fees are deducted in arrears, i.e., July's paycheck pays for June's parking fees.
PEBB now offers a parking flexible spending account
. Note: The state parking lot fees are already deducted pretax from an employee’s monthly pay. The parking FSA cannot be used to pay the monthly parking fee unless employees fill out the pre-tax waiver.
Parking assignments or cancellations made mid-month are prorated. To cancel your parking, notify us in writing or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and return the permit to our office. We will cancel parking on the day we receive notifiication or on a specified future date.
Paying for parking – state agencies
We invoice state agencies for parking at the end of the month. Assignments or cancellations made mid-month are prorated. To cancel agency parking, notify us in writing or by email at email@example.com
and return the permit to our office. We will cancel agency parking on the day we receive notification or on a specified future date.