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Daily Parking Options for Visitors and Employees
Disabled Visitor Parking
Disabled visitors to the Capitol Mall area can use designated disabled parking spaces or meters (except 30 minute or 15 minute meters) for all day parking if they display a valid DMV disabled parking placard.

Park & Pay – Yellow Lot
Daily parking is available in the Capitol Mall area Yellow Lot at a self-serve park and pay machine. Payment only by debit/credit VISA/MC. See Yellow Lot Park & Pay Flyer (pdf) for location.

Park & Pay – Portland State Office Building
Daily and hourly parking is available at the self-serve park and pay machine at the Portland State Office Building surface lot. Payment only by coin or debit/credit VISA/MC.

Parking Meters
There are a variety of meters for temporary parking in Capitol Mall area parking lots, structures and on the street. Parking meter rate is $1.50 per hour at city of Salem meters or $0.80 per hour at state of Oregon meters.

CashKeys for Meters
The CashKey is a debit (pre-pay) parking system designed for use in parking meters. The key can be attached to a key ring, eliminating the need to carry change for parking meters. The City of Salem and the State of Oregon both sell CashKeys. The keys are not interchangeable, city keys cannot be used to put time on state meters, state keys cannot be used to put time on city meters. All State of Oregon meters have a purple sticker surrounding the keyhole that matches the purple sticker on the CashKey. See Cashkey Brochure (pdf) for more information.

To order a State of Oregon CashKey, please fill out the CashKey Order Form (pdf).

To order a City of Salem CashKey, call the Salem Parking Services office at 503-589-2075 or visit their office at City Hall, 555 Liberty St SE, Rm 320, Salem.

One-Day Permit books available to State Agencies
One-day permit books may be purchased only by state agencies. To purchase, fill out the Parking Permit Book Order Form (pdf). These permits are for official state business only – they are not to be re-sold to employees or the public. View One-day permit instructions & map (pdf)

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 Parking Structure Upper Level
    • General Services Bldg/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

One-Day permits sold through the Parking Office
One-day and half-day permits for parking in the Capitol Mall Area and at the Portland State Office Building may be purchased during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Parking office located at 1100 Airport Rd, Salem, OR 97301. Permits are valid at the above locations listed under One-Day Permit books.

City of Salem One-Day Permits for the Capitol Mall Area
City of Salem daily permits are sold in the Capitol Building Room 49 during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 503-986-1180 for information. They are valid for a multiple block area of City of Salem meters surrounding the Capitol Building. They may be purchased in advance of the day of use.

Other Options
Cherriots bus schedules & route maps at Salem Keizer Transit.

Additional commuting resources at Cherriots Rideshare.