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Residential Parking Permits

Residential Parking Permits are currently being enforced. Residents seeking annual residential permits must apply for a new permit. Applications may be submitted online or by mail. 

See all changes to City services and COVID-19 changes to City services.

The City of Berkeley prioritizes parking for vehicles registered to residential 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 up to two hours on either side of that block. Annual permits are digital, meaning that for enforcement purposes, a vehicle's license plate number is its permit.

All RPP areas are enforced Monday through Friday.  Areas A, B, D, K and some streets in Area E are enforced on Saturdays. Annual and visitor RPP permits are not valid in the following locations: parking meters and pay stations, loading zones, no parking anytime areas, 72-hour parking zones, and on street sweeping days or any other parking restrictions (i.e., at or near fire hydrants, driveways, or crosswalks, etc.). Violators are subject to citations and/or towing.

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 (33.00 if purchased January-June 2021)

To qualify for an annual RPP permit, residents must present both a current vehicle registration displaying their Berkeley address, and a government-issued photo identification. Annual RPP permits are not refundable. Individuals subletting are not eligible for annual RPP permits. The vehicle must not have any outstanding Berkeley parking violations older than 21 days. Permits may be purchased online at https://berkeley.cmrpay.com/ or by using the mail-in application.

A maximum of three (3) annual permits may be issued to a single address.  In mixed-use RPP Zone P, a maximum of two (2) permits is available.  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 here 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.  For other special circumstances and questions about permit eligibility, please see the RPP FAQ.

The permit renewal period is closed

Annual permits can no longer be renewed.  All residents seeking a permit for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 must submit an application via the directions below.

 Apply for a new permit for FY 2021: 

Applicants will need to submit a copy of your current vehicle registration to the current physical Berkeley address, and valid photo ID. Applications may be submitted online or by mail.  Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Customer Service Center is closed to the public until further notice.

  1. Online: Visit https://berkeley.cmrpay.com/, log-in or register for a new account, then choose "Annual Residential" in the "Select a Permit" tab.  Enter your address, vehicle information and contact details, and upload your supporting documents.  City staff will review your application within 5-7 business days.  Please note that the City accepts only Visa or MasterCard.  Your card will only be charged after your application has been approved.  You will receive email updates when your application has been approved and after a successful payment.
  1. Mail: Mail your application, supporting documents, and payment made payable to City of Berkeley to:

City of Berkeley Customer Service Center

1947 Center Street, 1st Floor

Berkeley, CA 94704       

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

 

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Visitor Permits   

Residents living in an RPP area are able to purchase 1 Day RPP Visitor Permits whether or not they own a vehicle. Visitor permits may be purchased online or by mail.  Please note that 14-Day visitor permits are currently unavailable until further notice.

Purchases require a government-issued photo identification and one of the following documents that includes the current address of the resident:

  • 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 
  • Cable or internet bill 
  • EBMUD water bill 
  • Vehicle registration (DMV) 
  • City of Berkeley 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.   

1-Day Visitor Permits - $3.00 

  • Residents may purchase up to twenty (20) 1-Day Visitor Permits per annual permit in a permit year. 
  • Residents who do not have a vehicle of their own may purchase up to twenty 1-Day Visitor Permits at their address.
  • A packet of twenty 1-Day Visitor Permits may be purchased online.  Fewer than twenty 1-Day Visitor Permits must be purchased by mail.
  • All 1-Day Visitor Permits will expire on June 30 of the current permit year.   

1-Day Visitor Permits are hangtag style permits that upon purchase are mailed to customers.  Same-day purchase of visitor permits is not available.  It typically takes about a week for permits to be delivered after the date of purchase. To use a 1-Day Visitor Permit, customers simply scratch off the day of use before hanging the permit from the vehicle's rear-view mirror.

14-Day Visitor Permits - Please note that 14-Day permits are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 mitigations

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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

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. Up to three (3) In-Home Care Permits are available per eligible resident.  In-Home Care Permits may also be used by non-resident home care workers.

 

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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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