Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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Order your permit online by the start of the term

All vehicles must display a permit. Permits are not required on weekends, holidays or during the first week of the term.

How to buy a permit

  1. Log in to MyPCC

    Log in to MyPCC and click Order a parking permit. Online sales end third day of the term at 8:59 pm. Place your order before 4pm in case you have questions or issues.

  2. Update your info

    Update your mailing address, vehicle info, license plate number, and permit type. Permits are charged to your student account. If you have sufficient funds and authorized deduction of charges, you can pay with financial aid.

    Type of permit Online price
    Term permit - all day $45
    Term permit - evening only (4-10pm) $35
  3. Check the mail

    We start mailing out permits about one week before the start of the term. If you order closer to the start of the term, it usually takes a day or so to process and mail out the permit.

    • Worried about getting your permit in time? Parking is free the first week of the term, so relax! As long as you ordered your permit by the start of the term, you should be fine.

Buying permits in person

After the start of the term, you can buy permits in person at Student Account Services. But be warned: lines can be long and term permits cost $5 more at the counter. You will not be eligible for a free permit if you order at the Student Account Services window. Have your license plate information on hand when you come in.

Other types of parking permits

Returning a permit

You can return your permit during the first week of classes for a full refund, without having to give any reason. During the second week of classes, you can only get a refund if you have dropped all your classes. Return permits at Student Account Services.

Lost or stolen permits

Report the loss or theft of a parking permit to Student Account Services as soon as you know it's missing. After a report has been filed, a replacement permit will be issued according to the following schedule:

First occurrence:
No fee
Additional occurrences:
Full price

If you find a permit, turn it in immediately to Parking and Transportation Services. If you're caught displaying a permit that has been reported lost or stolen, you'll be fined $150.