The City's new parking enforcement strategy supports the realization of a lively downtown area that is a cultural and commercial center for the community. The strategy serves to maximize the availability of on-street spaces for customers and visitors of downtown, while ensuring the availability of long-term parking for downtown employees and residents. The end result is an increasingly accessible downtown that upholds Milwaukie's rich history, while moving toward an exciting future.
Where Can I Park?
Downtown employees are encouraged to use permit parking lots, as well as on-street spaces at the far north and south ends of Main and 21st Streets. Commuters should use designated park-and-ride lots. It is illegal to use on-street spaces in the downtown area to park-and-ride.
There are 87 permit lot spaces in downtown Milwaukie, as well as 65 on-street "or by permit" spaces. Lot spaces are only available to parking permit holders. On-street "or by permit" spaces are available as either timed or permit spaces; therefore, they are not guaranteed to be available to those with parking permits. Permit holders do have the advantage of disregarding posted time limits for these spaces.
There are 275 short-term parking spaces available for customers and visitors of downtown Milwaukie. For customers and visitors with disabilities, there are 14 handicapped-only spaces available in downtown.
|Overstaying a posted time limit||$25|
|Overtime parking after 4 citations within one calendar year||$30|
|Parking in a tow-away or where otherwise prohibited||$50|
|Parking in a permit-only space without a permit||$30|
|Blocking a fire hydrant||$35|
|5 or more unpaid citations||$50|
|Parking in a handicapped zone without appropriate placard||$250|
How Do I Get a Parking Permit?
The City sells permits to downtown Milwaukie employees only. To get a permit, order through the City's website at www.milwaukieparking.com or call (503) 786-7555.
How Much are Parking Permits?
Permits sell for less than a dollar a day, $20 for one month.
Can I Order a Parking Permit Online?
Yes, visit www.milwaukieparking.com to apply and obtain your permit today. Remember that permits are available to employees of downtown Milwaukie only.
What is the Block Rule?
Parking more than once in the same block is prohibited by the Milwaukie Municipal Code. Where signs designate maximum parking time limits, movement of a vehicle within a block shall not extend the time limits for parking. A block is defined as all four sides or streets surrounding or encompassing a plot of land, including any adjacent street across from the block originally parked in. This prohibition helps keep downtown spaces available for customers of downtown businesses.
Where are the nearest Park and Rides?
There are two park and rides located in Milwaukie. One is located at the Milwaukie Presbyterian Church, 2416 SE Lake Rd., Milwaukie, 97222 with bus 32 service Monday through Friday and the other is located just north of downtown Milwaukie at, 9600 SE Main, Milwaukie, 97222 with buses 31, 32, 33 and 99 service all days of the week.
Staff Contact Person
If you have any questions or comments about parking in Milwaukie, please contact Ed Wells at 503-786-2674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the City's policies and priorities for downtown parking improvements, view the Downtown Parking Chapter.