Parking Permits



The Longview Downtown Advisory Committee has proposed, and City Council has approved the following parking changes for the downtown area. Effective September 1, 2022, all three-hour on-street parking zones will be reduced to two hours. Additionally, the City will no longer issue warnings without tickets for over-time parking. The intent is to ensure ample on-street customer parking for downtown business and encourage those who park regularly for more extended periods to utilize our permitted parking lots. 

 Furthermore, parking lot permits will no longer be sold at the Longview Police Department. Parking lot permits will now be available through the Community and Economic Development Department at City Hall (1525 Broadway Street). These parking permits are available for purchase on a quarterly basis, and an online application process for these parking permits will be available early next year. 


Parking Permits in Lots and Permit Fee

View map of parking lots and permit prices here.

LotPermit Fee
Penny's Lot (Lot 85) 14th and Maple$120 per quarter (permit after 3 hours)
Merk Lot (Lot 86) 14th and Hudson$120 per quarter (permit after 3 hours)
Johnson Lot (Lot 87) 14th and Hemlock$120 per quarter (permit after 3 hours)
15th/Broadway (Lot 111)$120 per quarter (permit only)
Paragon (Lot 112) 15th and Hudson$60 per quarter (permit only)

Parking in Other Lots

All other city lots will have a mix of 3-hour parking (where signed) or 72-hour parking (in unsigned parking spaces). The remaining city lots include:

  • Senior Lot (Lot 78N) 1100 block Commerce Avenue *
  • Consolidated Lot (Lot 78S) 12th and Florida
  • Schneider Lot (Lot 79E) 12th and Hemlock
  • Commerce Plaza Lot (Lot 80) 12th and Hudson
  • Korten's Lot (Lot 81) 12th and Maple

*Spaces 1-20 in the Senior Lot are reserved for seniors with permits issued by the Senior Center

There is no cost to parking in either the 3-hour or 72-hour spaces. However, parking infractions will be issued to vehicles that are parked in excess of the posted time limits. Parking in the 72-hour spaces is on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Chain parking is prohibited in the downtown area.
  • Vehicles may be booted if the owner accumulates three or more ignored or unpaid tickets.
  • Parking ordinances will be enforced from 8 am to 6 pm. Monday through Saturday, except on observed holidays.

Other Permits Available for Purchase

  • One Day Permits (Cost: $5) These can be used in timed parking zones or in a lot (with the exception of lot Number 111 and lot Number 112)
  • Overtime Parking Permits (Cost: $20 per book of 10) These can be used to extend 2-hour on-street parking or 3-hour lot spaces by an additional 2 hours, giving you additional time to shop or enjoy downtown services.
    • This can be a great value to give to customers whose services are typically over 2 or 3 hours.
    • They are only sold in books of 10.
    • Please note: These MUST be filled out in pen, or you will risk a ticket. Altered (including erased and overwritten) overtime permits are a violation of use.
  • Service Vehicle Permits (Cost Varies) These can be acquired if there is an active construction project at a downtown building, requiring your work vehicle with tools etc. to be on site. Applications must be submitted and approved in advance, they are single-use and require one per vehicle. Please inquire with the office of Community and Economic Development.

Purchasing Permits

To purchase a permit, please come to the city of Longview Community Development Department at 1525 Broadway Street, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm.

A limited number of parking permits are sold in the permitted lots. Permits are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Beginning December 2022: Permits are held for current permit holders to allow them to renew the permits they currently hold until the first day of the new quarter. Reminder letters are sent during the quarter before to remind you to pay for next quarter! If not renewed by the current permit holder by the due date, the space may be released to someone on the waitlist or a new applicant for that lot in the new quarter.

Coming soon: Online applications, payments, and renewals! Stay tuned!

  1. What is chain parking?
  2. What is a boot?
  3. Parking Enforcement Information and Resources
  4. Pay a Parking Ticket