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Residential Permit Parking Application

In order to make the process efficient and accessible to all residents, the City has an online permitting system. Our online system automatically moves your application through each stage of the process which cuts down the processing time. Therefore, online applications are processed ahead of paper requests received via mail or those dropped off in our lobby.

Having an online account also streamlines your future permit requests. Your address and previous vehicle(s) are retained in the system. As a returning online customer, simply upload your proof of residency on your next permit request.

Residents are encouraged to request permits online only. If there reasons why you must submit a paper application, you may request a copy by emailing parking@sandiego.gov

Permits are no longer issued in person over the counter. Once received by our office, please allow 5-7 business days for processing of hard copy applications.


For questions or concerns, see the Frequently Asked Questions, or call (866) 470-1308 (toll free).