City of Medford Oregon / City Manager / ParkingParking in Downtown Medford
The City of Medford Downtown Parking Management Plan is designed to provide convenient and efficient public parking for downtown visitors, students, businesses, employees, faculty, residents and volunteers. The plan is designed to maintain a balance between all of these competing needs.
All on-street parking is free with time limits ranging from 1 hour to 3 hours. The Middleford Garage offers 2 hours free parking and Evergreen Parking Garage offers 3 hours of free parking and both offer paid parking for additional hours. The Library lot offers 1 hour of free parking and paid parking for additional hours. Parking permit fees range from $10 to $25 per month and a variety of permits are available.
Pay-by-plate parking is offered in six parking facilities downtown. The parking machines offer hourly, daily, and weekly (in specified locations) rates. You pay for parking by entering your license plate number, selecting the length of time you want to park, pay and you are on your way. No return to your vehicle is required. You can also park and pay by cell phone (this feature is coming soon). Paying by phone requires the user to set up an account.
Changes to the Block Rule have been made. When you park your vehicle on a block face (one side of the street between two intersecting streets) you can move your vehicle to another block face once per day. Parking facilities are defined as one block face.
Merchants can participate in a parking validation program to validate parking fees for customers. The "We Care" program is still be available to persons stranded in a Downtown parking facility due to vehicle failure.
Did you know that persons with valid DMV handicap placards can park in any time limited parking space, marked one-hour free parking or more, for as long as they want to park? You may not park in fifteen-minute spaces or loading zones as they are not part of this program and doing so may result in a citation. When parking in the pay machine facilities, you may park in a handicap space for free. However if you park in the spaces other than the handicap space, you must pay at the machine for parking.
The City now offers Pay by Phone parking. With Pay by Phone parking, you can pay for your parking right from your cell phone. This program also sends you a text message if your time is running short and asks you if you want to add time, which you can do from your phone right from your meeting, the restaurant, or class. To sign up for Pay by Phone parking you can download the app with the QR code at the bottom of this page, go to www.paybyphone.com, or call 1-866-234-7275.
For additional information about parking rules and for the downtown parking map, click here. For information on the parking lots click on parking lot. You may also call 541-774-2082.
Scan for Pay by Phone app.