Residential Permit Parking

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Residential Permit Parking was first established in St. Paul in 1979 and now includes twenty-five individual areas across the City. Intended to provide relief to residential areas where non-residential parking demand is high, residential permit parking gives local residents priority to park in their own neighborhoods.

Residents can purchase permits from the Traffic Operations building at 899 Dale Street North.

Dale Street office location

Permit Parking Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Where do you put the permit sticker? Place your permits on your vehicle as shown on our flyer. Looking for additional information about the rules regarding Residential Permit Parking? Check the Residential Permit Parking FAQ. For renewal information see below ↓↓↓

Special Event Permits

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Hosting a special event where you need additional parking in your neighborhood? You can purchase one day hang tags for your guests by mail, phone, or in person. For more information, call 651-266-9777.

Permit Parking Area Maps

Want to know where the City of Saint Paul’s Permit Parking Areas are located? See our citywide Permit Parking Area map. Looking for the boundaries of a specific area? Pick below:

Area 1 Area 13 Area 22
Area 2 Area 14 Area 23
Area 3 Area 15 Area 24
Area 6 Area 16 Area 25
Area 7 Area 17 Area 26
Area 8 Area 18 Area 27
Area 9 Area 19 Area 28
Area 10 Area 20 Area 29
Area 12 Area 21 Area 30

Purchasing New Permits or Renewing

Saint Paul has residential permit parking in your neighborhood. All vehicles are subject to the posted parking regulations. Permits are only available to residents that live in the permit area. The permit area has a number which is printed on the street signs and permits. Vehicles without permits, or with area numbers different than what is on the street sign, will be in violation.

The permits do not guarantee a parking spot; the permit allows the holder the ability to park in that area.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply in person or mail in application:
Traffic Operations Building
899 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55103
Telephone (651) 266-9777
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Free parking available

Dale Street office location

  1. NEW APPLICANTS
    • Must apply in person
    • Have proof of residency at permit address (one of the following):
      • Driver’s license with current address
      • Lease with all signatures
      • Utility bill with name and address
      • Notarized statement from owner or current lease holder
    • Proof of vehicle ownership (one of the following):
      • Vehicle title
      • Vehicle registration
      • Proof of current insurance
    • Car information - Make, Model, year, color, and license plate number
    • Payment - check, credit, or cash
      • Checks payable to: City of St Paul
      • Cash must be exact amount
      • Sorry, no money orders
    • Ownership of permits is non-transferrable
  1. RENEWING APPLICANTS
    • Renewals may be in person or by mail
    • Payment - check, credit, or cash
      • Checks payable to: City of St Paul
      • Cash must be exact amount
      • Sorry, no money orders
    • Please mail in or bring your renewal form with you
    • Please provide complete vehicle information
    • If you have moved, you must follow the instructions for new applicants
    • Applications are non-transferrable
    • Ownership of permits is non-transferrable

Non-refundable permit fee: $15 per vehicle permit and $15 per visitor permit

VEHICLE PERMITS

  • Only available to residents
  • May only be used in the permit area with the same number
  • Must be permanently affixed to the vehicle, taping or using other removable methods is illegal, and vehicle may be ticketed
  • Not transferrable
  • Will become invalid if you move to a new residence
  • Cars and trucks affix the vehicle permit sticker to the lower right of the driver’s side window closest to the rear of the car or truck cab
  • Motorcycles affix the vehicle permit sticker to the left side of the gas tank or the bottom right corner of the windshield when looking at the front of the motorcycle

VISITOR PERMITS

  • Available to residents even if they do not own a vehicle
  • Illegal for residents to use visitor permits in their personal vehicle, must use vehicle permit
  • Visitors must park on the same block or the immediate cross street of the permit address
  • Visitor permits must be placed face up on the driver’s side dashboard 
  • Entire permit must be visible through the windshield
  • Visitor permits are not meant to be used for extended stays, misuse could result in tickets

1 DAY HANG TAGS

  • Residents may purchase temporary scratch off hang tags that allow parking for 1 day
  • Monthly maximum of 20 hang tags per household, no refunds or exchanges for unused tags
  • The month, day, and year must be scratched off for the date it is being used
  • Scratching off more than one date makes the tag invalid
  • Must be hung on the rear view mirror so the address, date, and number faces out and can be read through the front of the windshield

ADA DISABILITY PARKING

  • People with valid ADA Disability Parking Placards or license plates may park in a residential parking permit zone without an additional vehicle or visitor permit

CONTRACTOR and COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

  • Commercial or contractor vehicles are exempt from needing a parking permit if the vehicle has permanent markings that identify it as a commercial vehicle. Magnetic or removable signs do not qualify as permanent marking.
  • Exemption only applies while they are performing a service

HOME AIDES and SERVICE PROVIDERS

  • Must use a visitor permit or 1 day hang tag provided by the resident

LOST OR REPLACED PERMITS

  • Must have a notarized letter stating how the permit was lost
  • If a replacement permit is needed for a new vehicle, please provide:
    • Proof of sale – title transfer or bill of sale
    • Old permit number
    • New vehicle information and proof of ownership
  • Replacements for lost permits are $15 each. Replacements for new vehicles are $1 each.

Warning:  False information on a permit parking application shall be grounds for denial or revocation of said permit(s) and is punishable as a petty misdemeanor.  L.C. 164.10.b. Misuse or abuse of permits will result in investigation and possible fines, immediate revocation of permits, and/or suspension from participation in the parking permit program for a period of time determined by the Traffic Engineer.