Public Works Department
555 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A Residential Parking District (RPD) is designed to help limit the traffic and parking concerns in residential areas with limited on-street parking. If you live within a residential parking district, and you wish to use on-street parking for yourself or your guests during the monitored hours, you must get a residential parking permit.
In order to request the creation or expansion of a RPD, both the following conditions must be met:
- 25% of the average number of commuter vehicles parking on your street must exceed the total number of spaces available
- Example: 50 total on-street parking spaces, 13 of the 50 spaces are occupied by vehicles
- 75% of the parking spaces are occupied Monday through Friday on a daily basis
- Example: 50 total on-street parking spaces, 38 of the 50 spaces are occupied daily Monday through Friday
Allow 90 - 120 days to process a request. The actual processing timeline may be different based on the type of requests and number of residents impacted by the proposed change.
To create or expand an RPD:
- Contact Public Works to confirm if street is located within an RPD.
- Document neighborhood input on the City Petition Form provided by Public Works, or provide individual emails/letters from neighborhood residents demonstrating support for the request.
- Attend a neighborhood association meeting and provide information on the RPD needs and solicit input on the project.
- Submit the following items to Public Works:
- Location maps/street information outlining the boundary/area of the proposed RPD
- City Petition Form
- Neighborhood association comments
- Communications from residents to Public Works staff
Upon receiving the required documentation, Traffic Engineering staff will verify the following information:
- Requested area is primarily residential
- 75% or more of the parking spaces are occupied
- 75% of the affected neighbors and the neighborhood association support the creation/expansion of the RPD
If 51-74% of the affected neighbors and the neighborhood association support the request, the requested area will be posted for public comments. Following public comments, the request could be:
- Directed to the Citizen Advisory Traffic Commission for a recommendation.
- Directed to the City Council for a recommendation.
- Approved without further review.
When the RPD request is approved, Public Works signs will be installed and a new RPD will be created.
The request will be denied if the neighborhood association does not support the request, or if less than 50% of the affected neighbors support the request.