Residential Parking Permits
Residents in eligible areas can purchase parking permits that exempt them from meter and time limit restrictions on posted blocks. These permits assist residents in finding parking spaces near their home, enhancing quality of life in residential areas with insufficient on-street parking – such as those that are adjacent to businesses, transit facilities or large institutions
To be eligible for a Residential Permit Parking sticker, your vehicle must display Pennsylvania license plates and be registered to your home address within the area’s permit parking district. In addition to your vehicle registration, you must provide PPA with proof of residence in the form of:
- Your driver’s license
- Your lease, or
- A recent utility bill in your name
The vehicle registration requirement can be waived if you drive a company car (including a leased company car), or if you are in the military service.
Please call 215 683-9730 for further information on requirements.
Terms and Fees
Permits cost $35 per vehicle for the first year and $20 for annual renewal.
If your permit is expired, your vehicle is in violation and will be ticketed.
Visitor permits are available for $15 for fifteen days.
If you have three or more unpaid parking tickets, all outstanding fines and penalties must be paid before any permit can be issued.
Restrictions and Exclusions
Permits are only valid on blocks posted for permit parking and only those posted with the district number for which the permit is issued. For example, a permit issued for District 1 is not valid in District 3.
Permit holders are exempt only from posted time limit and meter fees on Residential Parking Permit blocks. They are still required to comply with all other regulations such as “No Parking”, “No Stopping”, “ Loading Zone”, etc.
Permit holders are not exempt from time limits or meter fees on blocks not posted for permit parking.
Apply for a Residential Parking Permit
You can apply for a parking permit through the mail or by visiting:
Philadelphia Parking Authority
35 North 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
If you have any questions, or to request an application, please call 215 683-9730.