The City is working to make downtown a place where people want to be. With new residents, businesses and development in downtown there is a higher customer demand for on-street parking. Earlier this year, the City held a series of hearings to update signage, fees and enforcement practices.
Phase One - Completed in April 2017
Expanded 2-hour parking on Ash Ave at Burnham St
Phase Two - Completed December 2017
Expanded 2-hour parking to Tigard St and portions of Burnham St to accommodate high demand on Main Street. Overview of changes to 2-hour Parking Zone
Phase Three (Part A) - Completed January 2018
- Minor updates to the parking and abandoned vehicle ordinances
- Approval of updated cost of parking tickets
- Legislatively allow the future creation of 4-hour parking areas
- Approval of cost for potential parking permits at a future date
Phase Three (Part B) - Under Consideration
Staff is looking into the feasibility of offering parking permits to be made available for purchase. If made available, parking permits would allow all-day parking in specific areas only. Please see map for parking permit areas under consideration.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How many public parking spots are there in Downtown?
A: There are 100 two-hour on-street parking spaces, and 31 spaces in public parking lots, available for customers and visitors of Downtown Tigard.
Q: Are there plans to add more parking in Downtown?
A: About 80% of parking on Main St. and Downtown is privately owned which makes adding additional parking difficult. The only additional parking being studied for the near future would be planned around the potential SW Corridor Light Rail line that may include a parking structure in Downtown.
Q: How many private parking spots are there in Downtown?
A: There are about 800 private parking spaces owned by retailers and local businesses in Downtown.
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.
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 Tigard Police Department’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 are violation fines?
A: As of February 2, 2018 the new fee schedule is as follows:
Overtime Parking Violation $50
Unlawful use of a space for persons with disabilities $165
All other Parking Violations $50
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 located at 13125 SW Hall Blvd. in Tigard, OR 97223. Open hours are Monday–Thursday: 8 am to 6 pm.
Q: Are parking permits available?
A: Parking permits are currently under consideration.
Q: Where will I be able to park in the future with a parking permit?
A: Parking permit holders would only be able to park in designated 4 hour/parking permit areas. Please see map for potential parking permit locations.
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