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,  you must provide proof of registration and insurance and your vehicle must display Pennsylvania license plates and be registered and insured 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. Car Insurance is required for your vehicle when applying for a permit. 

Please call 215 683-9730 for further information on requirements.

Terms and Fees



The annual fee for a permit is per household:

1st vehicle permit $35.00;

2nd vehicle permit $50.00;

3rd vehicle permit $75.00;

4 or more vehicle permits $100.00 each.

There will no longer be a renewal fee. 

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.

Scooters and Motorcycles

Scooter and motorcycle owners who live in a Residential Parking Permitted zone may apply for a permit, which allows them to park their scooter or motorcycle on the sidewalk up against the wall of their home, provided it does not block pedestrian access.  The price of a scooter/motorcycle permit is $35.00 and effective September 5, 2014, it is not included in the escalating price structure noted above.

For example, starting September 5, 2014, if you would like one permit for a car and one permit for a scooter, the total cost would be $70.00 ($35.00 each).

Scooter/Motorcycle owners applying for a permit are subject to the same requirements as noted above under “Eligibility”.

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.

Download the Residential Parking Permit Application

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