San Diego

Establishing A Permit District

To establish a permit district, contact the Traffic Engineering Division at (619) 533-3126 and ask for a petition.

  • Circulate the petition among the residents in the neighborhood. The petition must be at least 50% of the residents in the affected area. Only residents may sign; signatures of property managers or non-resident property owners are not accepted.
  • Return the petition to the Traffic Engineering Division. A parking survey will be conducted to evaluate the impact on the neighborhood of parking by commuter vehicles.
  • If the survey indicates that a residential permit parking district should be established, a noticed public hearing will be held for all residents of the proposed district.
  • Final decision on establishments of a district is made by the City Council.
  • The entire process to establish a residential permit parking district will take approximately one year.
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