Parking Permits

Residential Permit Parking Proposed Changes

To make it easier for residents to find parking near their home, some streets require residents to have a permit.

There is a number on the permit that shows which area that vehicle has permission to park in. Vehicles without a permit may be ticketed and/or towed.

A permit does not guarantee a parking space. The permit only allows someone to park in the permit area. To learn if your neighborhood requires a permit for street parking, please view our permit map below or call (651) 266-9777.

Applying for a Permit

New Applicants

New applicants must apply for a permit in person. Permits are non-transferable from person to person or vehicle to vehicle.
To apply, visit our Traffic Operations Building at:

899 Dale Street North
Saint Paul, MN  55103

Our office hours are:

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

Please have the following information ready when applying in person:

  1. Proof of residency within the permit area with one of the following:
    • Driver’s license with current address;
    • Lease with all signatures;
    • Utility bill with name and address; or
    • Notarized statement from owner or current lease holder.
  2. Proof of vehicle ownership with one of the following:
    • Vehicle title;
    • Vehicle registration; or
    • Proof of current auto insurance policy
  3. Car information (All information is required.):
    • Make;
    • Model;
    • Year;
    • Color; and
    • License plate number.
  4. Payment:
    • Check (payable to City of St Paul);
    • Credit;
    • Cash; or
    • Money order (for the exact amount).

Renewing Applicants

Residents can renew their parking permits in person or by mail. If you have moved, please follow the instructions for new applicants. Applications and permits are non-transferable. Please have the following information ready when applying:

  1. Completed renewal form:
    • If requested, this can be mailed to you when it is time for renewal.
  2. Car information (All information is required.):
    • Make;
    • Model;
    • Year;
    • Color; and
    • License plate number.
  3. Payment:
    • Check (payable to City of St Paul);
    • Credit;
    • Cash; or
    • Money order (for the exact amount).

Permits and Fees

Vehicle Permits

Vehicle permits are available for residents of specific neighborhoods in Saint Paul. Each permit is numbered to correspond with the numbered signs in a designated neighborhood. Permits will become invalid if you move to a new residence.

To avoid ticketing, please use the following tips for affixing the permit to your vehicle:

  1. Permits must be permanently affixed to your vehicle. Taping or other removable methods is illegal and may result in ticketing.
  2. Cars and trucks must adhere the vehicle permit sticker to the lower right of the driver’s side window closest to the rear of the car or truck bed
  3. Motorcycles must adhere 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

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

Visitor Permits

Visitor parking permits are available to residents even if they do not own a vehicle. These permits are designed for guests to avoid ticketing while visiting residents. Residents may not use visitor permits on their personal vehicle.

To avoid ticketing, please use the following tips.

  1. Permits must be placed face-up on the driver’s side dashboard
  2. Permits must be visible through the windshield in its entirety
  3. Visitors must park on the same block or the immediate cross street of the permit address

Non-refundable visitor fee: $15 per visitor permit

One-Day Hangtag Permits

One-Day Hangtag parking permits are designed for single-day visitors. Each household may request up to 20 special event permits per month. No refunds or exchanges are available for unused tags.

To avoid ticketing, please use the following tips.

  1. Month, day, and year must be scratched off for the date of use
  2. Scratching off more than one date invalidates the tag
  3. Special event permit tags must be hung from the rearview mirror so that the address, date, and number faces the front of the vehicle
  4. All information must be made visible through the windshield

Non-refundable hangtag fee: $1

ADA Disability Permits

Those with a valid ADA Disability Parking Permit or license plate may park in a residential parking permit zone without an additional vehicle or visitor permit.

For more information, please visit our Disability Parking page.

Commercial and contractor vehicles may park without an additional vehicle or visitor permit if the vehicle has permanent markings that identify it as a commercial vehicle. Magnetic or removable signs are not permanent markings. This exemption only applies when performing a service.

For more information on contractor and commercial parking permits, please visit our Business Owners page.

Home Aides and Service Providers

Home aides and other service providers must use a visitor permit or a special event, single-day hang tag to avoid ticketing.

Replacing Lost Permit
We understand that sometimes the unexpected happens, and you may lose your parking permit. To replace your permit, please have the following information available.

  1. Notarized letter stating how the permit was lost

Replacement Permit

If a replacement permit is needed for a new vehicle, please provide all of the following:

  • Proof of sale - title transfer or bill of sale;
  • Old permit number; and
  • New vehicle information
  • Proof of ownership;
  • Make;
  • Model;
  • Year;
  • Color; and
  • License plate number.

Non-refundable replacement vehicle permit fee: $1 per (if buyer brings in scraps of permit from previous vehicle)
$15 for new vehicle permit (without scraps)

Disability Rules and Permits

For residents who would like to request a disability parking permit, please use our simple guide to help obtain yours.