Parking permits are required for the Winter 2023 and Spring 2023 terms.
All vehicles parked at the following PCC sites must display a valid PCC parking permit and park in a designated area Monday through Friday from 7am to 10pm while school is in session. Permits are not required on weekends.
- Sylvania Campus
- Rock Creek Campus
- Cascade Campus
- Southeast Campus
- CLIMB Center
- Swan Island Trade Center
Parking in the adjacent neighborhoods is prohibited.
After 6 pm, any vehicle displaying a valid PCC parking permit may park in areas normally reserved for “staff” parking.
Displaying your parking permit
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.
Hourly and daily permits
Purchase hourly and daily parking permits at any campus pay station.
Visitors must purchase and display a daily parking permit.
- $2 for two hours
- $3 for three hours
- $4 for four hours
- $5 for five or more hours
Exact change or credit card required. Hourly permits are not valid in staff parking areas.
If you forget your permit, you must purchase a one-day permit (available at the campus bookstore, or from the permit dispensers located in the parking areas) to park at PCC.
At the Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center, Newberg Center, Hillsboro Center, and Willow Creek Center, students do not need a permit to park. Staff must have a PCC parking permit.
Other types of parking permits
- Disabled parking: PCC temporary disability permits are available for students, employees, and visitors who require special parking
- Senior discounts: Oregon residents who are students 62 years of age or older are eligible for a 50% discount. See the senior discount page for more information.
- Ride sharing: Share a ride with someone else commuting to a location near your destination.
- Motorcycle parking: free – no permit required! Motorcycles don’t require parking permits, but you can only park in areas specifically designated for motorcycles.
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 to:
|Portland Community College|
|Attn: Parking Dept SY-CSB-329|
|12000 SW 49th Ave|
|Portland, OR 97219|
Faculty and staff: your account will be credited if you return your permit by the end of the second week of the term.
Lost or stolen permits
Report the loss or theft of a parking permit to Transportation & Parking Services at 971-722-8181 or via emaill at email@example.com 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 Transportation & Parking Services. Anyone who displays a permit that has been reported lost or stolen will be fined $150.