Update 5/27/2020: Effective immediately, Saint Paul Public Works is suspending all sales of Residential Parking Permits until further notice. No Residential Parking Permits, including Visitor, Hangtags, and Day Passes in any Parking Permit Area will be sold at this time. For questions or more information, call 651-266-9777 during normal business hours.
Note that the permit parking season runs from September 1 to August 31, except for Area 29 which runs from May 1 to September 30.
Per City Council Resolution 18-172 passed in August 2018, there was a permit increase at the start of the 2019/2020 renewal season. Permit fess for the 2019/2020 season: $25 per vehicle, $25 per visitor permit, $3 per hang tag.
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, option 2.
For more information about creating or expanding a permit parking area or to learn if there is a pending petition for permit parking in your area, please visit the Petitions for Residential Permit Parking page.
Applying for a Permit
New applicants must apply for a permit in person at our office. Ownership of permits is non-transferrable.
Residents can renew their parking permits in person or by mail. Renewal applications are non-transferrable. Ownership of permits is non-transferrable.
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Permit fees for the 2019/2020 season (September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020; except Area 29 which runs May 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020): $25 per vehicle and $25 per visitor permit
To apply in person or to mail in an application:
Traffic Operations Building
Phone: 651-266-9777, option 2
Permits and Fees
Vehicle permits are available for residents, who live in a permit area. Each permit is numbered to correspond with the numbered signs in a designated neighborhood and may only be used in the permit area with the same number. 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:
- Permits must be permanently affixed to your vehicle. Vehicle may be ticketed if permit is found to be removable from window.
- 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.
- For 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
Non-refundable vehicle permit fee for 2019/2020 season: $25 per vehicle permit
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. It is illegal for residents ot use visitor permits in their personal vehicle--residents must use vehicle permits.
To avoid ticketing, please use the following tips.
- Permits must be placed face-up on the driver’s side dashboard
- The entire permit must be visible through the windshield
- Visitor permits are not meant to be used for extended stays, misuse could result in tickets
Non-refundable visitor fee for 2019/2020 season: $25 per visitor permit
One-Day Hang Tag Permits
Please note hang tags do not run on same cycle as other permits. Hang tags are good until December 31 of the year indicated on tag.
Hang tags will not be sold during the active renewal period (July 15 - September 15).
One-Day Hang tag parking permits are designed for single-day visitors. Hang tags should only be purchased on an "as needed" basis. Each household may request up to 20 hang tags per month. There are no refunds or exchanges for unused or expired tags.
To avoid ticketing, please use the following tips.
- Month, day, and year must be scratched off for the date of use
- Scratching off more than one date invalidates the tag
- Must be hung on the rear-view mirror so the address, date, and number face out and can be read through the front of the windshield
Non-refundable hang tag fee for 2019/2020 season: $3
ADA Disability Parking
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.
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. 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 1-day hang tag provided by the resident.
To replace your permit, please have the following information available.
- Notarized letter stating how the permit was lost, damaged, or stolen
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, damaged, or stolen permits for the 2019/2020 season are $25 each. Replacements for new vehicles for the 2019/2020 season are $10 each.
Additional Information About Residential Permit Parking
Please note that special event hang tags are not valid in Area 29 during the Minnesota State Fair.