Residential Parking

The controlled parking in residential areas policy (PDF) is intended to alleviate chronic levels of commuter vehicle parking along streets with adjacent residential properties and is a reasonable exercise of the city's police power to prohibit the stopping, standing or parking of a vehicle in the controlled parking residential areas without the appropriate permit. Download the residential parking permit application (PDF).

Permits & Applications

In order to establish Controlled Parking Residential Area restrictions in your neighborhood, a residential block must have parking overspill from out-of-area vehicles on an ongoing basis at least four days per week and nine months per year, with the following criteria being met:

  • 25% or more of those vehicles are not registered in the name of a person residing in the area
  • 50% of on-street parking is utilized
  • Petition with at least 60% of households on each block

This is known as the 60/50/25 rule. To demonstrate this condition on the street, you will need to file a signed/completed residential parking petition (PDF).

As a resident in a Controlled Parking Residential Area, once the area is established, you can then apply for a residential parking permit (PDF). To better understand the ordinance and the policy as set forth, view / download the residential permit parking policy (PDF) and also view / download the residential permit parking ordinance (PDF).