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Frequently Asked Questions: Residential Parking Permit

  1. Where can I obtain a brief description about Residential Parking?
  2. How do we secure Residential Permit Parking in our area?
  3. How are the boundaries for residential permit parking established?
  4. What are the types of permits and what is the cost of each type?
  5. Are there standard hours associated with the permit parking restriction?
  6. What should I do if I am expecting a large number of visitors on short notice?
  7. Who do you call for enforcement issues?
  8. I am a new resident to an area that has permit parking. I am in the process of applying for my resident permit. What do I do in the meantime?
  9. I was following the residential permit regulations but my visitor, new car, contractor tractor, etc. was ticketed anyway. How do I appeal this?
  10. I just sold my car. Do I need to pay for another permit or can I get a replacement? Or, I lost my permanent permit - what do I do?
  11. What should I do when there are additional visitors (guest and/or family members) or repairmen/contractor's who need parking near my home?
     

1. Where can I obtain a brief description about Residential Parking?

The RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING PROGRAM has been in effect since 1974 and was initiated in an effort to provide relief for residents whose neighborhoods are impacted by certain public facilities and land uses (such as Metrorail stations) that result in non-residents parking on neighborhood streets. Parking by non-residents can restrict access by residents to street parking, increase air and noise pollution, and create unsafe traffic conditions, This program was enacted into law in Section 31-47 of the County Code and is governed by Executive Regulation 44-90/RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING GUIDELINES and County Council Resolution 15-789/RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT FEES.

 

2. How do we secure Residential PERMIT PARKING in our area?

A. The process to establish a RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING area is:

B. The process to implement permanent parking regulations once an area has been established is:

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3. How are the boundaries for residential permit parking established?

Generally, Traffic Engineering and Operations Section uses the Civic Association boundaries, as approved by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, to establish the "ultimate area" for RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING.

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4 . What are the types of permits and what is the cost of each type?

There are Resident Permits, Permanent Visitor Permits, and Temporary Visitor Permits.

RESIDENT PERMITS

PERMANENT VISITOR PERMITS

Silver Spring Parking Sales Store in Garage#61
809 Ellsworth Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Phone: 240-777-8744 

Bethesda Parking Sales Store in Garage #42
4720 Cheltenham Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 240-777-8770

TEMPORARY VISITOR PERMITS

Silver Spring Parking Sales Store in Garage #61
809 Ellsworth Avenue Silver Spring, Maryland
(240-777-8744)

Bethesda Parking Sales Store in Garage #42
4720 Cheltenham Drive, Bethesda Maryland
(240-777-8770)

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5. Are there standard hours associated with the permit parking restriction?

Yes. The standard restriction hours are 9AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday. However, there are variations to this standard (for example, Saturdays and/or Sundays). These variations are studied on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on the specific problems which are being encountered in your community.

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6. What should I do if I am expecting a large number of visitors on short notice?

Whether it is on short notice or you know in advance that you are expecting visitors, call Parking Operations at 240-777-8740.

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7. Who do you call for enforcement issues?

For daytime enforcement, please contact The Division of Parking Management at 240-777-8740, between 8am - 4pm Monday - Friday.

For evening and weekend enforcement, please contact the Police Department at the non-emergency number of 301-279-8000.

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8. I am a new resident to an area that has permit parking. I am in the process of applying for my resident permit. What do I do in the meantime?

While you are in the process of applying for the resident permit, you can obtain a temporary permit valid for up to 30 days. This free temporary permit can be obtained from:

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9. I was following the residential permit regulations but my visitor, new car, contractor, etc. was ticketed anyway. How do I appeal this?

If all regulations were followed and a vehicle receives a ticket, you should submit your appeal in writing along with a copy of your permit and the ticket to:

Citations Services
P.O. Box 1426
Rockville Maryland 20850-1426
240-453-0113

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10. I just sold my car. Do I need to pay for another permit or can I get a replacement? What do I do?

Because resident permits are registered to the vehicle, you will need to purchase a new resident permit whether you lost it or purchased a new car. The cost of the permit will be prorated. The illegal sale, transfer, or intentional misuse of the resident permit is prohibited. Call the following:

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11. What should I do when there are additional visitors (guest and/or family members) or repairmen/contractor's who need parking near my home?  

If you are expecting more than one additional vehicle at your home, you will need to obtain temporary visitor permits for those vehicles in advance. For residents that need temporary permits for contractors to perform repair work or building construction at the residence, a copy of the contractor's signed contract is required for verification before issuance of permits.  Up to six temporary permits (for 30 days or less) can be issued at the listed locations (see additional information in Answer #4)

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