Richmond VA > Public Works > Parking > Restricted Parking Districts

Last Updated: 2020-07-14

Ordinance No 2004-179-175 provides the criteria necessary to establish restricted parking districts. This ordinance permits the creation of additional districts throughout the city while not adversely affecting existing districts.

General Permit Requirements & Definitions

Parking permits can be purchased at the following city facility:

Department of Public Works Parking Division
City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Room 102
Richmond, VA 23219

Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Please visit the appropriate parking district webpage for specific instructions and forms:

Please review the instructions and complete the application. Tenants must complete an application and have the property owner complete and sign the Property Owner-Tenant Information Form. Payment methods and locations are noted on the Instructions Form. Please contact the number at the bottom of the instructions should you have any questions.

Parking Decals are permits for persons residing in the residential restricted parking district. The decal enables residents to park vehicles, including motorcycles, within a designated area for greater than hourly time restriction without being ticketed. In order to park in designated areas of the district, any parked vehicle must display the decal. Those eligible to obtain a permit must display it inside the car, on the lower right corner of the driver's side rear windshield.

A resident of the district is defined as an owner of record or renter of property in the district and members of their immediate family who reside with the owner or renter at the address in the District:

  •     (1) Who are licensed drivers;
  •           -and-
  •     (2) Whose domicile is the address for which they are seeking to obtain the parking permit.
  • Property owners must complete the Residential Parking Permit Application (RPPA) for the respective district and provide either a copy of their real estate bill or other information that verifies their ownership of the property.

    Renters must complete the RPPA, have the property owner sign the POTIF and provide a valid written lease for the property located in the District for which they seek to obtain a permit.

    Students are required to meet the resident requirements indicated above and comply with the vehicle registration requirements indicated below to be eligible to obtain a residential, restricted, parking decal.

    Vehicles must be registered in accordance with the requirements of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If the DMV requires the vehicle to be registered in the City of Richmond, all City taxes and fees that are due must be paid prior to obtaining a parking decal.

    Guests will be in violation and may be ticketed and towed if a current guest permit (temporary parking or annual visitor's pass) is not properly displayed. The guest permit should be taped inside the rear window of the vehicle in the lower right corner.

    Resident identity verification the resident must present a picture ID or another form of identification that enables City staff responsible for administering the restricted parking program to verify their identity.

    Contact Information:

    City of Richmond
    900 E. Broad St.
    Richmond, VA
    23219 USA
    804.646.5700 (RVA311 Call Center)


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