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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Renew online or in-person; existing permits expire June 30

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, June 29, 2021) - Use our online portal to renew your residential parking permit or sign up for a new one by June 30, when 2020-2021 permits expire. Starting July 1, you will need a 2021-2022 permit to avoid getting ticketed in residential parking permit areas.

Residents who had a 2021 permit should have received a renewal notice in the mail in April with instructions. If you did not receive a notice, log into your online account to renew an existing permit or apply for a new permit to ensure you are covered for July 1.

If you do not renew your permit before July 1, 2021, you'll need to submit a  new permit application, including your photo ID and current vehicle registration. 

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.

Some residents may need to login using the link code that was mailed to you. If you lost the letter, call 311 or (510) 981-2489 to request your code.

If your renewal has incorrect information, such as listing the wrong RPP area, use the portal to apply for a new permit online. Likewise, residents whose permits are labeled "Suspended" in the online portal are asked to re-apply to re-verify residency. New online applications will be approved in 5-7 business days, and you will receive a confirmation receipt via email.

Renew in person

To renew in-person, download the application and take the completed forms with your supporting documents to:

City of Berkeley Customer Service Center 
1947 Center Street, 1st floor
Mon-Thu: 10am to 2pm

Enforced through plates, not stickers

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

Parking enforcement officers have been using license plate readers 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.

Renew your permit online or in person today.


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