Petition For Residential Parking Permit Program

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Criteria for a New Residential Permit Parking Area Initial Application Process Completion of Parking Study Approval of New Parking Program

A Residential Permit Parking Program is created in a neighborhood at the request of the community. We review requests for new programs each year.

Criteria for a New Residential Permit Parking Area

The minimum criterion for incorporation into the program is that the requested area must contain at least eight (8) adjoining block faces that are bounded by property in residential zoning districts, or the area is a continuation/expansion of an existing controlled residential parking area.

Note: a “block face” means one side of a street between two (2) intersecting streets.

The City will provide guidance and assistance to any resident(s) interested in establishing a residential permit parking program in their area.

Please contact us at 919-996-3996 for more information.

Initial Application Process

A petition identifying the boundaries and streets of the area within the proposed controlled residential parking area must be made to the Department of   Transportation requesting such designation. The petition must have the signatures of at least 70% of all affected property owners in favor of the program.

Completion of Parking Study

Following receipt of the petition by the Department of Transportation, a parking study may be conducted at various times of the day or week. This study shall consider:

  • The effect on the safety of residents of the area under consideration from intensive use by nonresidents for parking of vehicles, including the storage of vehicles.
  • The need of the residents of the area to obtain adequate on-street parking adjacent to or close by their places of residence.
  • The difficulty or inability of residents of the area to secure adequate on-street parking adjacent to or close by their places of residence because of widespread use of available parking spaces in that area by nonresident transient motorists.
  • The impact of major public facilities and programs on the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the area and any unreasonable burdens placed on those residents in securing adequate on-street parking and gaining access to their places of residence by virtue of such facilities and programs.
  • The likelihood of alleviating, by use of a parking permit system, any problem of unavailability of residential parking spaces.
  • The desire of the residents in the area for the institution of a parking permit system and the willingness of those residents to bear the administrative costs incidental to the issuance of permits authorized by this section.
  • The need for all residential permit spaces to be available in the area under consideration for use by visitors and the general public for at least sixteen (16) hours, with or without time restriction.
  • Such other factors as the Director shall deem relevant.

Approval of New Parking Program

Upon satisfactory review of the petition by parking administration and approval by City Council, the Department of Transportation will issue residential parking permits to all affected property owners and/or tenants who are legally and physically residing in the controlled residential parking area.

The cost to residents is $20 per decal per calendar year. No pro-rated discount is given for a partial year. Guest passes can be purchased for a fee.

It must be understood by all residents that once incorporated into the program, the City will also be routinely enforcing all on-street parking regulations which will include permitted vehicles.


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