Residential Permit Parking Program

Eligible Areas and Districts | How To Purchase | RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING (RPP) | About the Program | Replacing Permits/New Car Info | Replacement of Visitor's Pass

Areas and Districts

There are currently 34 Residential Permit Parking Areas.  If your street is located in a permit parking zoned area you may be eligible to purchase a permit decal for your vehicle(s) and/ or a visitor's pass for your visitor; some restrictions may apply. The cost of the permit decal is $20.00 dollars and the visitor pass is $1.00 dollar.

The districts maps provided below are available in PDF format. If you can not view the maps, you may need to download a current reader.


AreaS
Districts
START/expiration
MAPS
A Lawrenceville,Bloomfield March to March Available
AA Dormont July to July Available
AA Devin Road (Sq. Hill) July to July Available
B Oakland September to September Available
BB Bloomfield, Friendship | 2012 Recertification Report (Draft) November to November Available
C Oakland | 2012 Recertification Report July to July Available
CC South Side January to January Available
D Oakland September to September Available
DD South Side January to January Available
E Oakland | 2012 Recertification Report July to July Available
EE Point Breeze May to May Available
F East Allegheny, East North Side | 2012 Recertification Report (Final) February to February Available
FF Schenley Farms February to February Available
G Allegheny West December to December Available
H Bloomfield November to November Available
HH Mexican War Streets October to October Available
I Garfield | 2012 Recertification Report May to May Available
J West Shadyside-Bellefield April to April Available
K Squirrel Hill August to August Available
L North Side | 2012 Recertification Report January to January Available
M Oakland June to June Available
N Mount Washington April to April Available
O Homewood October to October Available
P Bluff November to November Available
Q Oakland December to December Available
R Bloomfield October to October Available
S Schenley Heights May to May Available
T Beechview | 2012 Recertification Report May to May Available
U Shadyside December to December Available
V Shadyside June to June Available
W Crawford-Roberts June to June Available
X Shadyside | 2012 Recertification Report July to July Available
Y Shadyside August to August Available
Z Squirrel Hill June to June Available

ALL RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING (RPP) DISTRICTS CITYWIDE:

Please Note:  In addition to enforcing all RPP Areas for permit and visitor pass violations, the Parking Authority will also be enforcing all parking violations at the same time, which is standard practice, including but not limited to:

  • Facing The Wrong Way against the flow of traffic
  • No Parking Signs
  • Blocking or Parking too close to a Cross Walk, Driveway, Intersection, Stop Sign or Fire Hydrant
  • Handicap Parking
  • Parking on a Sidewalk

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter…

Please refer to the complete list of infractions, under the Enforcement Tab


All required documents and information must be verified at the permits expiration in order to purchase or renew for the following permit year.

How to Purchase a Residential Parking Permit and/or Visitor’s Pass

If you are a new applicant to the program or a current active permit holder you will have two options to purchase your permit. Please note that some restrictions do apply. (For Purchasing Restrictions-please click here)

All required documents and information must be verified at the permits expiration in order to purchase or renew for the following permit year.

  1. Walk in- You can walk into our office location. If all required documents and payment are verified, permits will be issued to you at that time.
  2. Mail in- You can mail in all copies of required documents and payment to our office along with the request form and check list provided. (for the request form click here) If all required documents and payments are verified, your permits will be mailed to you no more than three days after the RPP office receives your request. Please include a phone number with all mail in requests, and DO NOT SEND CASH.

‚ÄčYOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING WHAT MONTH AND DATE YOUR PERMIT AREA WILL EXPIRE.  EACH PERMIT AREA HAS A DIFFERENT EXPIRATION MONTH, WHICH IS PRINTED ON YOUR PERMIT AND RECEIPT.  YOU MUST RENEW YOUR PERMIT PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION DATE TO AVOID RECEIVING A TICKET.  

The following documents are required to purchase a Residential Parking Permit and/or Visitor’s pass: Proof of car registration is not required to purchase a Visitor’s Pass only. Please send only copies of required documents in through the mail.

  1. Proof of Residency – (Only one option of residency proof is required):
    1. Current rental lease with name and address on it (including unit/apt. number if applicable) and signature of you and property owner.  Lease must be legible and in good order.  NO altered leases will be accepted. 
    2. Current utility bill with your name and address on it (with payment tab attached).  Online printable or viewable bill from your utility company is also acceptable.  Full name and address must appear.  Water, sewer or cell phone bills will not be accepted
    3. A Notarized letter from the property owner, with your name and address on it.  This letter must include how long you will be at the address and be signed and dated.
    4. Sublease- If you sublease, you need a notarized letter from the property owner/ landlord or a sublease agreement.  This document must state that you live there and for how long and who you are subleasing from.  If the sublease does not involve the property owner, the agreement must be notarized.
  2. Proof of Vehicle Registration - NO VEHICLE TITLES WILL BE ACCEPTED:
    1. Out of state vehicle registration is accepted.
    2. A current temporary vehicle registration or pink slip will be accepted for newly purchased vehicles.
    3. Current vehicle registration; vehicle must be registered in your name or a relative’s with the SAME last name. NOTE: If the last name on the registration is the same, NO notarized letter is needed.
    4. A notarized letter will be required if the name on the vehicle registration is not in your name.  (same last name is accepted) 
    5. A notarized letter will be required if the vehicle is registered in a business or company name.  
    6. A notarized letter will be required if the vehicles’ gross weight is over 6,000 lbs
    7. Notarized letters must come from the person or company that the vehicle is registered too.  The notarized letter must state your name, relationship to vehicle owner and vehicle information, and it must state that you have exclusive use of the vehicle and why.
  3. Drivers License-Current & Valid:
    1. Current and valid driver’s license or learner’s permit.
    2. Current out of state driver’s license is acceptable.
    3. Current and valid state issued ID card is accepted if only a visitor’s pass is being purchased
  4. Payment - Options for mail in and walk in:
    1. If you walk into the office we accept checks, money orders, cash, Visa or MasterCard. RPP cannot make a credit card transaction for $1.00 or less.
    2. If you mail into our office we accept checks or money orders. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL.
  5. A notarized letter may be required if one or more of the following applies to you:
    1. Vehicle registration is not in your name (same last name is accepted)
    2. Vehicles with the gross weight of 6,000 lbs or greater
    3. Vehicle is registered to a business or company
    4. A Business giving an employee rights to a permit (must qualify)
    5. Additional situations may require a notarized letter as well

The cost of the Residential Parking permit is $20.00 per vehicle per program year (not calendar year). The cost to purchase a Visitor's Parking Pass is $1.00 per address.

NOTE: Only one Visitor’s Pass per address can be purchased.

Please call the RPP Office if additional information is needed at 412-560-2500 or 2501.

Current hours of operation for the Residential Parking Permit office are Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm.

Businesses within a residential parking permit area:

If you are a business within a residential parking permit area and qualify to obtain a permit, you will only be allowed one Residential Parking Permit and one Visitor’s Parking Pass. Additional documents or a notarized letter may be required for you to purchase your permits. (Form for a qualifying business within an RPP Area, click here)

Residential Permit Parking Program Designation Process:

The Department of City Planning in conjunction with the Department of Public Works and Engineering and Construction is responsible for all preliminary planning for initiating the Residential Permit Parking Program in a neighborhood. A neighborhood group can petition for a Residential Permit Parking designation. The Department of City Planning is responsible for conducting and analyzing all neighborhood parking surveys for those neighborhoods, which want to be designated as a Residential Permit Parking area. The product of these surveys is a report submitted to the City Planning commission detailing the results of the parking survey, and an analysis of whether the mandated criteria for program area designation are met.

About the Program:

The program began in 1981 after many residents shared their concerns with the City that they were forced to park in distant or unsafe areas due to parking congestion in business districts. Parking surveys suggested that the parking congestion could be directly attributed to commuters and other non-residents who saturated residential neighborhoods with their parked vehicles while they worked at nearby hospitals, commercial districts, and universities.

Therefore, the Residential Permit Parking program was designed to free up on-street parking for neighborhood residents by preventing all day commuters parking on residential streets. As was the case then, as well as now, the program was designed to force those individuals to take public transportation or park in the nearby parking facilities.

Thus, with the implementation of the Residential Permit Parking program, and a vigorous enforcement program, the problem of commuter and nonresident parking in all existing program areas have been considerably ameliorated.

Residential Parking Permit Program Office Hours:

The hours of operation for the Residential Permit Parking Program are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We are located at the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, 232 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 between Wood & market Streets downtown, or across the Boulevard from Point Park University.

Replacing Permits Due To New Vehicle Information: (This only applies to Active permits)

Note: You must return your old permit along with the new car registration. Temporary registrations are acceptable (pink slip).

  • If you scrape off the permit and return it to the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, your replacement permit will be free.
  • If you do not scrape off your permit, and your license plate number is the same, there is a $5.00 replacement fee.
  • If you do not scrape off your permit and your license plate number is different you need a notarized letter stating that you did not scrape off your permit and there is a $5.00 replacement fee.

Note: In all instances you must present your new car registration

Replacement of a Visitor’s Pass:

  • If you lose your visitor’s pass, you must write a letter or use the printable form provided and submit it to the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, stating that you lost your visitor’s pass and you must have the letter notarized. 
  • If a previous tenant had a visitor’s pass and it is still valid, you must write a letter or use the printable form provided and submit it to the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, stating that the tenant did not leave the visitor’s pass in the apartment or house.  You must have the letter notarized.  

In all instances you must pay a $1.00 replacement fee.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION IN THIS MATTER