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

Parking permits are sold in the following lots:

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

Parking in Remaining 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 Ave. *
  • Consolidated Lot (Lot 78S) 12th & Florida
  • Schneider Lot (Lot 79E) 12th & Hemlock
  • Commerce Plaza Lot (Lot 80) 12th & Hudson
  • Korten’s Lot (Lot 81) 12th & 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 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except on observed holidays.

Purchasing Permits

The downtown parking map (PDF) shows the different types of lots and their pricing. Effective 9/1/22, 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 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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

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