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Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program2hr RPP Parking 

The City of Berkeley prioritizes parking for vehicles registered to addresses in 16 areas. Each area is designated by a letter that is affixed to signs that note the days and times of enforcement. Those without an annual or visitor permit can park for a total of two hours on either side of that block. Annual permits must be affixed to the left rear bumper of the vehicle and visitor permits must be hung from the rear view mirror.

All RPP areas are enforced Monday through Friday.  Areas A, B, D, K and some streets in Area E are enforced on Saturdays. An annual or visitor RPP permit does not allow parking at parking meters, pay stations, loading zones, no parking anytime, 72hr parking, on street sweeping days or any other parking restrictions (i.e., at or near fire hydrants, driveways, or crosswalks, etc.).    

Information about parking permits, locations and restrictions


*This link will take you to the City’s BMC site where you can browse the Berkeley Municipal Code in .pdf format, or search the BMC using Records Online. Search tips are available from the BMC site.

 


 

Annual Parking Permit - $66.00 effective July 1, 2018

To qualify for an annual RPP permit, residents must present both a government-issued photo identification and a current vehicle registration displaying their Berkeley address. Annual RPP permits are not transferable between vehicles, nor are they refundable. Individuals subletting are not eligible for annual RPP permits. The vehicle must not have any outstanding Berkeley parking violations older than 21 days. Click here for application.

A maximum of three (3) annual permits may be issued to a single address.  This limit is intended to reduce the usage of public on-street parking for long-term storage of cars.  Households in need of more than three RPP permits may request a waiver of this limit, and if approved, each additional Annual Permit will incur a $100 surcharge in addition to the permit fee.  Waiver forms are available at the City's Customer Service Center or may be requested by emailing rpp@cityofberkeley.info.

If the vehicle is registered to the Berkeley address, but is not registered in the name of the Berkeley resident, the resident must provide a copy of the registered owner’s valid picture ID, and a signed letter stating that the resident has the right to use the vehicle.   

Renew your 2019-2020 permit:

    1. By July 31, 2019, Online:  Visit https://berkeley.cmrpay.com/permits and use the link code that was mailed to you.  If you lost the code, you can call 1-844-855-2333 or 311 (510-981-CITY).  Customer Service staff can email or mail you the code.  Registration is instant.

  1. Mail:  Mail your renewal form with a check or money order made payable to City of Berkeley to:

City of Berkeley

PO Box 29

Berkeley, CA 94701

  1. In person: Visit the Customer Service Center at 1947 Center Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704 The Customer Service Center allows credit card (Visa and MasterCard), check, money order, and cash payments. Office hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM.

 Apply for a new permit:

You will need a copy of your valid photo ID and proof of current vehicle registration to the current physical Berkeley address. 

  1. Online: Visit https://berkeley.cmrpay.com/permits, register for a new account, and upload your supporting documents.  Allow 5-7 business days for processing. You will receive an email confirmation upon approval.
  1. Mail: Mail your application, supporting documents, and payment made payable to City of Berkeley to:

City of Berkeley

PO Box 29

Berkeley, CA 94701        

Allow 3-4 weeks for processing. To receive a confirmation of your permit, you must provide email address on the application.

  1. In-person: Visit the Customer Service Center at 1947 Center Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704.  The Customer Service Center allows credit card (Visa and MasterCard), check, money order, and cash payments. Office hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM.

Your permit will be processed that day.

 

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Visitor Permits 

One-Day visitor permits for guest use may be purchased by residents when renewing their annual RPP permit by mail or in person. If purchasing visitor permits at a later time, a picture identification, along with one of the following documents that includes the current address of the resident, must be provided (billing statements must be dated within the last 30 days):

  • California Driver's License (DMV) 
  • Signed lease agreement (within a year)
  • Current bank statement 
  • Current PG&E billing statement 
  • Current telephone bill (not cellular) 
  • Current major credit card billing statement 
  • AT&T cablevision bill 
  • EBMUD water bill 
  • Vehicle registration (DMV) 
  • City Bills (Refuse bills, Fire Alarm bills, Fire Inspections bills, etc.)

The vehicle for which the visitor permit is being obtained must not have any outstanding Berkeley parking violations older than 21 days. 

Pick up visitor parking permits at the Customer Service Center or call (510) 981-7200 for further information.  

1-Day Visitor Permits - $3.00 effective July 1, 2018

  • Residents may purchase up to 20 1-day visitor permits in a permit year. 
  • 1-day visitor permits may be purchased by mail or in person, and can be purchased in advance. 
  • All 1-day permits will expire on June 30 of the current permit year.   

14-Day Visitor Permits - $34.00 effective July 1, 2018

  • Residents may purchase 3 14-day visitor permits in a permit year.   
  • Please note that 14-day visitor permits are valid for 14 consecutive calendar days
  • 14-day visitor permits may be purchased up to 3 weeks in advance of the initial usage date. The resident must provide the intended usage dates. 

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Merchant Parking Permits - $185.00

Certain business addresses designated by Public Works Transportation are eligible for Merchant Permits.

 

In-Home Care Permits - $66.00 effective July 1, 2018

Residents or family members who live in any of the City's RPP-designated areas who have disabilities or medical conditions requiring In-home care services, may be eligible for In-Home Care Permits

 

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Days/Hours of Enforcement

Hours of enforcement are 8:00am to 7:00pm except Sundays, holidays and during posted street sweeping days. 

    

Residential Preferential Parking  Area Enforcement Schedule

Location

Time Limits

Days Enforced

Enforcement Hours

Enforcement Restrictions

Area A

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Sat

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area A permit. Exceptions:  Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area B

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Sat

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area B permit. Exceptions:  Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area C

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Fri

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area C permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area D

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Sat

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area D permit. Exceptions:  Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area E

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Fri, Sat*

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area E permits. Exceptions: Sun., holidays and during days & times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.
Note: Some streets enforce on Sat. Please check posted signage.

Area F

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Fri

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area F permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area G

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Fri

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area G permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area H

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Fri

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area H permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area I

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Fri

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area I permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area J

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Fri

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area J permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area K

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Sat

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area K permit. Exceptions:  Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area L

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Fri

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area L permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area M

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Fri

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area M permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping is in effect.

Area N

2 Hr Parking

Mon - Fri

8am - 7pm

Vehicles with Area N permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

Area O

(New)

2 Hr Parking Mon - Fri 8am - 7pm   Vehicles with Area O permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.   

Area P    

(New)

2 Hr Parking Mon - Fri 8am - 7pm Vehicles with Area P permit. Exceptions:  Sat., Sun., holidays and during days and times when posted street sweeping sign is in effect.

In addition, some RPP areas may have limited 2 hour parking sections, and those sections will have signs indicating this distinction. RPP permitted vehicles are subject to the two-hour restriction and will be cited if the vehicle is not moved.

Please note:  RPP has been modified on selected blocks near Berkeley's Trader Joe's store at Berkeley Way/Martin Luther King Jr. Way to limit parking on one side of the street to designated RPP Area permit holders, while parking on the other side remains RPP and 2-hour visitor parking.  

The blocks affected are as follows:    

  • Berkeley Way: 1700, 1800 and 1900 blocks (McGee Avenue to Milvia Street)
  • Addison Street: 1800 block (Grant Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Way) 
  • Bonita Street: 1900 block (Hearst Avenue to University Avenue)
  • Grant Street: 1900 and 2000 blocks (Hearst Avenue to Addison Street)  

 For additional information or questions, contact the Customer Service Center or call (510) 981-7200.  

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