Parking in downtown Hood River during peak times is limited and can be challenging. In order to manage parking and allow for regular turnover of spaces, the City utilizes a combination of metered parking spaces and parking permits for the downtown core.
Various types of Parking Permits include Meter Permits, Work Permits, Short-term Permits, and others which may be applicable for users. It’s important for the public to understand that the City employs a full-time Community Service Officer to patrol the downtown area for parking compliance. Click the icon below to open an interactive map.
As of March 2nd, the City of Hood River has additional parking payment options and has eliminated “payment receipts” from the pay-stations. You can still pay with coins at meters and the Cale pay-stations will continue to accept cash or credit cards.
Parking customers also have the option of using a mobile app to pay for parking. Customers may choose from three different apps: Passport Parking, WayToPark and ParkMobile. Apps enable users to electronically pay for parking without using coins at a meter or pay-station. The new Mobile apps will work in all Pay to Park spaces including all city’s parking lots.
“Pay by Plate” requires users to enter license plate numbers when paying for parking at the Cale pay-stations, eliminating the need to return to the vehicle to place a printed payment receipt on the dashboard.
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Pay to Park Hours of Operations
Pay to park hours are 8 a.m to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
No Payment required Sundays and Federal Holidays
To Dispute a Parking Ticket
You may appear in court within 28 days of the ticket date on any Tuesday at 8:30 am at Hood River Municipal Court, located at 211 2nd street. THE ORIGINAL TICKET MUST BE PRESENT IN COURT.
If you feel the ticket was issued due to a meter malfunction, you may contest it by filling out a Parking Ticket Review Form within 2 business days of the ticket date. You may obtain the Parking Ticket Review form online or from City Hall , located at 211 2nd St., Hood River. A TICKET WILL NOT BE REVIEWED WITHOUT A COMPLETED PARKING TICKET REVIEW FORM. TICKETS WILL NOT BE EXCUSED FOR ERRORS MADE BY THE VIOLATORS. During this review, no additional penalties will accumulate.
If You Fail To Pay A Parking Ticket
- Additional fees will be added
- Your vehicle may be subject to towing
- You may be sent to collections
A vehicle found to have four (4) or more outstanding tickets is subject to be impounded in accordance with Ordinance 10.64.040 paragraph (E) of the Municipal Code for the City of Hood River. All fines and fees related to a parking ticket are the responsibility of the registered owner.
To Report A Broken Pay-Station or Meter
To report a broken pay-station or meter, please call (541)386-1488 option 2 for Parking. When reporting a broken pay-station or meter, please provide us the exact location and detailed description of the problem.
Payment is required, even if the closest pay-station/meter is broken. Please go to a nearby pay-station or use a mobile app to pay.