Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Monday - Friday, 7 am - 10 pm, all motor vehicles parked at any PCC location must display a valid parking permit. The only free parking on campus is in designated motorcycle areas.

After 6pm any vehicle displaying a valid PCC parking permit may park in areas normally reserved for "Staff" parking.

Vehicle permits are displayed by hanging them from the rear view mirror. Permits must be visible through the windshield. For cars without rear view mirrors, place your permit on the driver's side of the dashboard. It is your responsibility to properly display a parking permit when parking at PCC.

If you forget your permit, you must purchase a one-day permit (available at Student Account Services, the bookstore, or from the permit dispensers located in the parking areas) to park at PCC.

Responsibility for locating an appropriate designated parking area rests with the operator of the motor vehicle. Lack of a readily available designated parking area is not an excuse for violation of any parking regulation. Any vehicle parked in violation of any regulation is subject to citation and towing at the expense of the owner or operator.

The college does not assume any responsibility for any motor vehicle or its contents while parked on college property.

Booting and Tow Policy

Any vehicle found parked on college property that has un-paid or un-appealed citations may be booted or towed. We may also boot or tow any vehicle that does not have license plates and/or has the VIN covered or to identify the operator of the vehicle. A charge of $25 will be applied to any outstanding balance when the boot is removed. Vehicles parked in Red Zones, blocking egress/ingress, or found parked in a hazardous manner may be towed as these situations present a safety concern. The College also reserves the right to tow any vehicle deemed to have been abandoned upon College property. There will be an administrative fee charged for the towing of any vehicle in addition to the related tow charges.

Violations of PCC parking regulations

  • Parking in any area without properly displaying a valid permit $20
  • Overtime parking in a 20 or 30 minute parking space $20
  • Parking in such a manner as to occupy more than one parking space $20
  • Parking in a designated No Parking area $25
  • Parking in a no parking after posted hours (Slavic Church) $25
  • Parking along a yellow curb or red curb $25
  • Parking on a sidewalk or walkway $25
  • Parking in a Disabled Parking space without displaying a DMV Disabled Parking permit $150
  • Parking in a PCC Temporary Disabled parking space without a proper permit $50
  • Display of an altered PCC parking permit $50
  • Illegal use of a parking citation to circumvent parking regulations $50
  • Display of a lost or stolen permit $50
  • Parking in a Loading Only Zone $20
  • Parking in a Bus Only Zone $25
  • Parking in an Authorized Vehicles Only area $20
  • Parking in a Staff Parking Only area with a non-staff parking permit $15
  • Parking in a Staff Parking Only area with no permit $20
  • Parking on any landscaped or improved area $25
  • Blocking a vehicle, street, driveway, or building entrance so as to impede pedestrian or vehicular ingress or egress (i.e., loading zones, loading docks, etc...) $25
  • Parking in a bike lane $20
  • Parking an "abandoned vehicle" on college property $25
  • Unauthorized overnight parking $25
  • Using an evening permit before 3:30pm $20
  • Parking facing the wrong direction against the traffic flow $20
  • Parking a motorcycle in an area not designated a Motorcycle Parking Area $20
  • Parking in a campus neighborhood enforcement area: $25 for first violation, $50 for second violation, $75 for three or more violations.

Parking citation information

If you receive a parking citation read the back and follow the directions. You need to pay or appeal the citation within 30 calendar days of issuance. After 30 days, you forfeit the right to an appeal. Payments can be made online at the Pay Citation web page, by U.S. mail or in person at any campus Student Account Services. Make checks payable to PCC and include your college ID number if applicable.

If you choose to appeal your citation, complete all the information on the online appeal form. To file an appeal, you must complete the online appeal form. Citations cannot be appealed by sending an e-mail to the parking department or by calling the parking department.

Faculty, staff and students are responsible for any citations that are issued to family members or guests. Should a relative or guest of a current member of the PCC community (faculty, staff or student) receive any parking citations the college has the authority to bill the citations to the individual affiliated with the college.

Note: Failure to pay or appeal within 30 calendar days will result in doubling of fine.