The new year’s permits will begin availability in December. Permits can be renewed at the Revenue Services counter located in City Hall at 1017 Middlefield Road. If you are seeking a permit for a new vehicle or a new address, proof of being a resident and registration will need to be provided. If it is simply a renewal, proof for the permit will not be required.
How many permits will be issued per household?
There will be up to three permits issued per household. A residential parking permit will be required to park on the street for longer than two hours. Individual are permitted to park on their own property without a permit.
How must I display the permit?
The permit sticker must be affixed to the lower corner of the rear window on the driver's side. This can be done on either the exterior of the car or the interior. If installed on the inside of the car, make sure the permit is visible and not blocked or obscured by tinting.
What are the time restrictions and how will people know about them?
Time restrictions are in effect Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. The time limit for parking is two hours. Signs are installed along the block faces where residential permit parking restrictions are enforced. These signs will clearly note that the street is two-hour parking except with a residential parking permit.
What do I do if I lost my permit or sell the permitted car?
Lost permits will be replaced only for the vehicle that the permit was issued for. If you get a car to replace a car you sold, you need to inform the city staff at the Revenue Services counter of the vehicle that is no longer associated with your address. Once that is done, staff will be able to issue a new permit for your new vehicle.
What do permits cost?
While City Code allows the charging for permit, there is no cost for a residential parking permit at this time.
What is required to request a permit and how long is it valid?
Permits are neighborhood specific, so you must prove you live in the permit area in order to be issued a parking permit. You must present a valid vehicle registration at the time of permit issuance. You can apply for the first time at any time of the year and they are valid for the calendar year; however, they should be renewed by January 1 of each year.
Where do I obtain a residential parking permit?
Permits can be picked up at the Revenue Services counter located in City Hall at 1017 Middlefield Road, during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Would permits be non-transferable? What if I had guests coming?
Permits are non-transferable and must be used for the car used to obtain the permit. The vehicle’s license plate number will be printed on the permit. If you are having an event where guest parking is likely to exceed the time limits, you may obtain up to 10 temporary 24-hour permits each year. These temporary permits allow your guests to park beyond the two-hour restrictions for the day they are used.