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In a residential permit parking district, on-street parking is prohibited during certain hours, except for vehicles displaying valid permits. The cost of each permit is $14.00. All fees are non-refundable. Temporary permits which are valid for 2 weeks are available to Residential Permit holders for $12.00 each.

General Permit Information

Residential permit parking is authorized by Section 22507 of the California Vehicle Code and Sections 86.2001 through 86.2017 of the San Diego Municipal Code.

Residential permit parking removes non-residents from the competition for on-street parking. It is intended for residential areas that are severely impacted by all-day commuter parking generated by a nearby facility or institution. Areas that are impacted by heavy demand for on-street parking by residents are not candidates for residential permit parking. This program does not reserve specific on-street parking for individuals.

Residents within the residential permit parking district must bear the cost of parking district. Vehicles not displaying a valid permit will be cited for a parking violation.

The advantage of this program is that on-street parking is available for residents only, not commuter vehicles which may inundate the area. The disadvantage is that residents must pay a fee and display a permit to park on the street.