Fleet and parking

Daily parking options

Visitors to the capitol mall area can use designated state ADA parking spaces or meters (except 30 or 15 minute meters) for all day parking if they display a valid DMV ADA parking placard.​

Visitor parking at city of Salem meters may vary. For more information, visit the city's Disabled Parking Program website.

State employees must contact the parking office at 503-378-5090, ext. 0 or at state.parking@oregon.gov to make arrangements for ADA parking. The parking office will accomodate your needs at the parking lot or structure that is as close as possible to your work site.
 
State employees assigned to ADA parking spaces pay the designated monthly rate based on the parking lot or structure. For more details, visit our maps or rates pages.

Daily parking is available in the capitol mall area in the yellow lot. Park and pay machines accept debit and credit cards (Visa or MasterCard only).
     Yellow lot park and pay flyer

Daily and hourly parking is available at the Portland state office building surface lot. Park and pay machines accept coin or debit and 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​​


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 September 1, 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 state.parking@oregon.gov 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.

You may purchase a booklet of 20 full-day permits from our online store.
     Full-day permit instructions and map​  
 
Full-day permits are valid for one day only. They may be used 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 at 30 minute meters
    • Commerce building
    • Executive building parking structure upper level
    • General Services building at 1200 Ferry St SE
    • 550 Capitol St. NE (former PUC building) - not valid at 30 minute meters
    • ODOT Mill Creek building
  • Portland state office building pay and display public parking spaces
City of Salem one-day permits are sold weekdays in the Capitol building, room 49, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 503-986-1180 for information.

One-day permits 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 options 

Most state parking lots and facilities are full to capacity; vacancies may not occur for several months/years. To determine the next person in line for a parking space, a waiting list is maintained for each lot and facility. Vacancies are filled based on the requesting party's priority level - details are published in OAR 125-090-0110​ - and the date of their request.

Call the parking office at 503-378-5090 or email state.parking@oregon.gov to be added to a waiting list, to check your waitlist progress, or to change your waitlist request.

Parking in a privately owned lot may be an option if you are on a waiting list. See our list of private parking lots for more information.

A higher priority is given to disabled employees, agency requests, employees that currently have a parking space and transfer to another agency/location, and carpools.

Priority list details are published in OAR 125-090-0110​.

State employee monthly parking fees are paid by pre-tax payroll deduction. State employees that would prefer to pay post-tax may do so by submitting a parking deduction pre-tax waiver​ to their agency payroll office. Parking fees are collected 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 pre-tax from an employee’s paycheck. 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 at state.parking@oregon.gov and return any permits to our office. Parking will be canceled on the day we receive notifiication or on a future date if specified.

​State agencies are invoiced for parking at the end of the month. Assignments or cancellations made mid-month are prorated. To cancel agency parking, notify us at state.parking@oregon.gov and return any permits to our office. Agency parking will be canceled on the day we receive notification or on a future date if specified.​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



 
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Hours of operation
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday     (closed state holidays)