Parking permits

All vehicles parked at the following PCC sites when school is in session must display a valid PCC parking permit and park in a designated area. Permits are required Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 10:00pm at:

  • Sylvania Campus
  • Rock Creek Campus
  • Cascade Campus
  • Southeast Campus
  • CLIMB Center
  • Swan Island Trade Center

Parking in the adjacent neighborhoods is not allowed.

After 6pm, 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.

Visitor parking

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.

Term permits

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.

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: students 62 years of age or older are eligible for a 50% discount.
  • Ride sharing: Save money by carpooling! Permits are $20/person.
  • Motorcycle parking: free no permit required!

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.

Faculty and staff: your account will be credited if you return your permit to the Student Account Services by the end of the second week of the term.

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 Transportation & Parking Services. Anyone who displays a permit that has been reported lost or stolen will be fined $150.