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Establishing A Permit District

  1. The Residential Permit Parking Program 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. Neighborhoods that do not qualify for this program are encouraged to pursue other methods, such as short term parking restrictions.
  2. Contact Traffic Engineering Operations at (619) 533-3126 to request that your neighborhood reviewed for eligibility in the Residential Permit Parking Program.
  3. If Traffic Engineering Operations determines that the proposed area qualifies for residential permit parking, a petition form will be sent to the requestor.
  4. The petition must be signed by residents of at least 50% of the proposed area. Only residents may sign: property managers and non-resident property owners are not eligible to sign. (Only one signature per address is required.)
  5. When the petition has been returned to the Traffic Engineering Operations, and has been verified, a parking study will be conducted to evaluate the impact of commuter vehicle parking on the neighborhood. Impact is determined by taking into consideration such factors as percentage of non-resident vehicles parking in the neighborhood, the average length of time vehicles are parked, and the total number of vehicles using on-street parking during the study period.
  6. If the study determines that a residential permit parking district should be established, a public hearing will be held for all residents of the proposed district. (Residents of the study area will be notified of the hearing.)
  7. After the public hearing, the request to establish the district will be presented to the City Council and the Mayor for their approval.
  8. The entire process to establish a residential permit parking district will take up to 18 months.