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Residential Parking Permit Program
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What is permit parking?
- Permit parking is a way to give residents of a designated area a better chance to park near their homes.
- Designated areas must meet certain impaction criteria.
- Generally, areas around major institutions, such as hospitals and universities, are impacted.
- This will not guarantee anyone a parking space.
- How does the permit parking program work?
- Individuals who own cars with permits are permitted to park anywhere in the program area all day and night.
- Except for local restrictions such as street cleaning, no parking, etc.
- Those without a permit may park for only a limited amount of time, which may be no more than a 2-hour period, as determined by residents and parking surveys.
- Who will be able to get a permit?
- Anyone who can prove they live in the district and prove they own a motor vehicle.
- Every car owned by any resident of the program area may have a permit.
- You may not sell, give away or transfer a permit.
- Businesses within a permit zone will be entitled to only one permit and one visitor’s pass.
- What about visitors?
- Each household within the program area is permitted one visitor’s pass.
- The visitor’s pass carries the same rights as a permit.
- The visitor’s pass is not for anyone who wants to borrow it.
- It must be for a transient visitor within the residential parking permit program area.
- It may not be used for a resident’s own vehicle or more than three consecutive days for the same vehicle.
- At what time of day will the restriction apply?
- A parking management plan is devised for each residential parking permit program area.
- It attempts to address the problems created by the impacting institution or other source.
- Restrictions are usually during the daytime.
- After the program expires for the day, however, people can park normally.
- How much will a permit cost?
- The administrative fee for a parking permit is $20.00 per vehicle per program year and the visitor’s pass administrative fee is $1.00 per household per program year.
- Can I still use my valid permit after moving out of the permit zone?
- No, your permit is only be used while you're a legal resident living within that permit zone.