Permit Information

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is dedicated to accommodating the particular parking needs and uses of the city’s business and residential areas. We administer several parking permit programs that address specific local needs and maximize parking opportunities – thus improving quality of life for all of us who live, work and do business in the City.

* Please note that the Residential Parking Permits Department stops accepting credit card payments at 4:45pm.


Residential Parking Permit Information

Residents in eligible areas can purchase parking permits that exempt them from meter and time limit restrictions on posted blocks.

Learn how to apply for a Residential Parking Permit »


Reserved Residential Parking Information

People with disabilities can have reserved parking zones established in front of their residences.

Learn about Reserved Residential Parking for People with Disabilities »


Contractor Parking Permit Information

Licensed contractors can purchase parking permits that enable them to park more conveniently when on a jobsite.

Learn about Contractor Parking Permits »

Loading Zone Permit

Businesses can apply to have Loading Zones established outside of their locations, in order to facilitate loading and unloading of material and people.

PPA also regulates the operation of Valet Zones, including reviewing applications, installing zones, and monitoring their use.

Learn how to apply for a Loading Zone permit.

Additional Permits Applications and Forms

Day Pass Application

Electric Vehicle Parking Space Application

Hotel Loading Zone Application

Valet Parking Zone Application



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