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City of Tigard

Downtown Parking

The City is in the process of changing parking in downtown Tigard. Due to areas of high customer demand for on-street parking, the city has recently updated signage and enforcement practices. Additional changes are also being considered by City Council.

The Tigard City Council wants to make sure that all local downtown business owners, and employees, are fully informed of these changes and aware of opportunities to weigh in. On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the Tigard City Council will consider new ordinance amendments related to downtown parking.  You are invited to participate in this hearing, speak with city staff or make your comments below.

The Downtown Parking Plan’s changes include: 

  • Phase One: Expand 2-hour parking on Ash Ave at Burnham St - Completed in April 2017
  • Phase Two: Expand 2-hour parking to Tigard St and portions of Burnham St to accommodate high demand on Main St. Completion expected end of Nov 2017See Changes to 2-hour Parking Zone.
  • Phase Three: Items on the agenda at the Public Hearing:
    • Enable the creation of 4-hour parking areas, and the opportunity to purchase parking permits that allow all-day parking in these areas.  See 4-hour Parking/Permits.
    • Ordinance update, including legislation that allows Phase Three, and numerous minor updates to the parking and the abandoned vehicle ordinances.  
    • Cost of parking tickets and the cost of permits.

Before making any final decisions, the Tigard City Council is seeking public feedback regarding:

  • Recent expansion and enforcement of 2-hour parking
  • Need for 4-hour parking areas
  • Need for a parking permit option
  • Other concerns and comments

Please fill out the form below and let us know your thoughts.

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Your Comments:
- Recent expansion and enforcement of 2-hour parking 
- Need for 4-hour parking areas
- Need for parking permit option
- Other concerns and comments
     

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many public parking spots are there in Downtown? 
A: There are 100 two-hr on-street parking spaces, and 31 spaces in public parking lots, available for customers and visitors of Downtown Tigard.

Q: Are there time restrictions on when parking is enforced?
A:
Signed and permit parking spots are enforced weekdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. 
Example: You could leave your car overnight until 11:59 am (8 am-12 pm = 4 hours) before you would have to move it, or you could park it at 2:01 pm (2-6 pm = 4 hours) and not be at risk of a violation.

Q: Who enforces parking within the City of Tigard?  
A:  Most of the parking enforcement duties, especially in the case of timed parking enforcement, are the responsibility of the city’s Community Service Officers.   

Q: What does a written warning mean?  
A:  Warnings serve as an official advisory that you were parked in violation.  No further action is required. 

Q: How much does a parking ticket cost? 
A: Parking ticket costs can vary depending on the type of infraction.

  • $50 per violation for parking tickets issued as result of a Municipal Code Violation. Example: Parking past the posted time limit.
  • $110 per violation for parking tickets issued in violation of Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS). Example: Parking within 10 ft. of a fire hydrant or blocking a driveway.
  • $160 per violation for parking in a handicapped space without appropriate placard.

Q: How do I pay or dispute a parking ticket?  
A
:  Information on how to pay or dispute a parking ticket can be found on all issued parking tickets.  Contact the Tigard Municipal Court at 13125 SW Hall Blvd. Tigard, OR 97223.  Monday–Thursday: 8 am to 6 pm. 

Contact Us
Buff Brown
Senior Transportation Planner
BuffB@tigard-or.gov
503-718-2557

City Council Public Hearing
Topic: Downtown Parking
Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm (Actual time of Public Hearing is approximate based on other agenda items)
Location: Tigard Town Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd.

New Rules Under Consideration for Downtown Parking

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