Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Residential parking permit enforcement begins October 1

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, September 08, 2020) - Use our online portal to renew your residential parking permit or sign up for a new one before October 1, when we resume parking enforcement in residential parking permit areas.

Residents who had a 2020 permit should have received a renewal notice in the mail in August with instructions. If you did not receive a notice, contact RPP@cityofberkeley.info.

Due to COVID-19, you can only apply for and renew permits online or by mail. In-person registration and renewals are not available this year.

Renew your permit online

Most residents renewing their permits can visit the online parking permit portal, and use their existing login information to renew permits. You can use the email account you used last year to reset your password.

New residents, as well as some others, will need to login using the link code that was mailed to you. If you lost the code, you can call 311 or (510) 981-2489 to request a new code by email.

If your renewal has incorrect information, such as listing the wrong RPP area, use the portal to apply for a new permit online. New online applications will be approved in 5-7 business days, and you will receive a confirmation receipt via email.

Renew by mail

To renew by mail, download the application and mail the completed forms with your supporting documents to:

City of Berkeley Customer Service Center
1947 Center Street, 1st floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

Please note, it can take up to 15 business days to process renewals or permit applications received by mail.

Once your application has been approved, your license plate will be your permit. You will not receive a sticker in the mail.

Enforced through plates, notstickers

Parking enforcement will monitor time limits using license plate readers the City has used since 2016.

Our privacy policy is that no data is kept for more than 30 days unless we take action, such as through a citation or violation found. Violation data is kept for 1 year. This database is a closed system, unlinked to any other database, such as DMV databases.

Parking enforcement joins other enforced zones 

Residential parking enforcement re-starts with enforcement in many other areas already in place. Meter enforcement started July 1. The City has long been enforcing time-limited, unmetered spaces as well as vehicles parked for more than 72 hours.

We will continue to issue citations for parking violations that impact public safety or impede access to essential services, as these issues become even more important during a public health emergency. This includes:

  • red curbs and fire hydrants
  • disabled parking blue zones
  • street sweeping
  • yellow zones in commercial areas
  • double parking

Renew your permit online today so that you're ready for October 1.


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