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Types of Parking Permits

1. Regular Residential Permits (Areas A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, K, L, M, N, O)

Regular Residential Parking Permits are valid for 12 months based on the following schedule: Area C, M,and O expire on June 30 Area A, B, D, E expire on August 31 Area F through L expire December 31  Area N expire on March 31.

There are limits to the number of residential permits that will be issued per address: Area F: 1  Areas A, B, C, D, E, G, I, J, K, L: 3  Area M: No limit Area N: 2

2. Merchant Permits (Areas A, B, C, D, F, M)

Merchants receive one transferable hanging permit. A copy of the current business license, applicant's driver license and current California vehicle registration must accompany the completed application. Maximum number of merchant permits that can be issued per business license -- either 2 stickers or 1 transferable permit

3. Visitor Permits (1-day and 2-week temporary permits for visitors)

Residents may purchase temporary permits for visitors. Visitor permits are hanging permits valid for one day or two weeks. A resident may purchase up to five of both on any calendar day.

4. New Vehicle Permits (90-day temporary permit for new vehicles without a permanent license plate)

A New Vehicle Permit is a hanging temporary permit valid for 90 days and issued to a new vehicle that does not yet have permanent license plates. Once California license plates have been issued, the New Vehicle Permit must be exchanged for an annual bumper sticker. There is no fee for the exchange, although the fees for a temporary is equal the fee for the regular permit.

Contact Us


250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza 
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone Numbers

For questions related to an established residential parking area and/or to purchase a permit, please call the Parking Citation Center at (800) 500-6484.  

Common questions include: 

• How do I get a new permit after the residential parking zone is established? • How do I renew a permit? • What is the status on my renewal? • I purchased a new car, does this require a new permit? • What is the process for a 1-2 day parking permit and what is the cost?  

If you are interested in establishing a new residential parking zone or area, please call 311 or 510-615-5566 to initiate a service request.


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