Oregon Secretary of State

Parking and Hours


Metered parking​ is available in the Archives parking lot located on Summer Street at a rate of $1.50 per hour. These meters accept debit and credit cards, and the minimum purchase is one hour. Two unmetered parking spaces are available for persons with disabilities. Additional debit/credit card metered parking is available on Summer Street. Free 90-minute parking is located on D Street and in the neighborhood to the north of the building.


The reference room is open by appointment. To schedule an an in-person appointment contact us at 503-373-0701 (option 1) or Reference.Archives@sos.oregon.gov​​. Appointments are available Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (except state gov​ernment holidays​​). ​

Oregon State Archives building with trees in front.
State Archives Building on the Capitol Mall in Salem. Oregon Scenic Image 20090122-0122​.