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Residential Permit Parking (RPP)

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Residential Permit Parking Types of Permits

Parking permits are issued to a vehicle registered to an eligible address, not to a person.

There are four different types of permits:

1. Regular Residential Permits (Areas A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, K, L, M, N)

Regular Residential Parking Permits are the annual permits that are valid for 12 months based on the following schedule:

  • Area C and M expires June 30th
  • Area A, B, D, E expires August 31st
  • Area F – L expires December 31st
  • Area N expires March 31st

2. Merchant Permits (Areas A, B, C, D, F)

Merchants receive one transferable hanging permit. A current business license is required for the issuance of a merchant permit, in addition to other requirements listed below.

3.  Visitor Permits (1-day and 2-week temporary permits for visitors)

Residents may purchase temporary permits for visitors. Visitor permits are hanging permits valid for one day or two weeks. A resident may purchase up to five of both on any calendar day.

4. New Vehicle Permits (90-day temporary permit for new vehicles)

A New Vehicle Permit is a hanging temporary permit valid for 90 days and issued to a new vehicle that does not yet have permanent license plates. Once California license plates have been issued, the New Vehicle Permit must be exchanged for an annual bumper sticker. There is no fee for the exchange.

Residential Permit Parking – How to obtain a Permit

The City of Oakland requires that all delinquent parking citations be cleared (paid or adjudicated) prior to issuance of any permit for a particular vehicle. To obtain citation information or pay your citation, call 1-800-500-6484 or visit www.oaklandnet.com/government/fwawebsite/parking/parking_home.htm and select “Pay a Parking Ticket”.

All applicants for a permit must fill out and sign the RPP Application and provide all of the following documents:

Residential permits (including Visitor and New Vehicle, and Temporary Permits):

1. Driver’s License of applicant (must show address where permit is requested).
2. Current vehicle registration (must be registered in California to the address where permit is requested)
3. Current utility bill (within 30 days and must be gas, electric, water or garbage) or lease agreement at address where permit is requested

Merchant permits:

1. Driver’s License of applicant
2. Current vehicle registration (must be registered in California)
3. Current Business License

Fee Schedule for Residential/Merchant Parking Permits**:

Regular Residential Permits, New Vehicle Permits, Merchant Permits:

Residential New Annual, New Vehicle, and Renewal Permits (All Areas except E, M and N)……………$35.00*
Residential New Annual, New Vehicle, and Renewal Permits (Area E**)………………………………no charge
Merchant New Annual and Renewal Permits (Areas A, B, D and F)…………………………………………$85.00

**In Area E, Area N (first year) and some parts of Areas A and G there is no fee for Residential New Annual, New Vehicle, and Renewal Permits. For more information or to see if your address qualifies, please call 1-800-500-6484.

Jack London District (Area M Residential and Merchant):

New Annual, New Vehicle, and Renewal Permits………………………………………$150.00
Two Week Temporary Permit (Residential Accounts Only)…………………………$50.00
One Day Visitor Permits (Residential Accounts Only)…………………………………$10.00

Temporary and Visitor Permits (All areas except M):

Two Week Temporary Permit……………………………………………………………$5.00
One Day Temporary Permit………………………………………………………………$1.00

There is a limit of 5 each for Temporary and Visitor Permits per calendar day.

Temporary and Visitor Permits (All areas except M):

Two Week Temporary Permit……………………………………………………………$5.00
One Day Temporary Permit………………………………………………………………$1.00

There is a limit of 5 each for Temporary and Visitor Permits per calendar day.

Replacement Residential Permits (All areas):

Permit Replacement Fee………………………………………………………………….…$10.00

Completed applications, qualifying documents (required for first time permits, new vehicles, or if you move to a different address), and payment (if required) should be submitted by mail or in person to:

Parking Citation Assistance Center
Attn: Residential Parking Permits
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 6300
Oakland, CA 94612
Hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday excluding Holidays and Furlough Days

Permit Placement Instructions

Permits must be displayed properly. For all vehicles except motorcycles, the permit sticker must be placed on the left side of the rear bumper. Vehicles with improperly displayed permits will be cited as having no permit. See the attached diagram for additional information. RPP Placement Instructions

Residential Permit Parking – Maximum Allowable Permits by Area

The maximum number of permits allowed is as follows:

Permit Issuance Limits:

The maximum numbers of permits allowed are as follows:

  • 1 business permit for merchants (either 2 stickers or 1 transferable permit)
  • The same address can have more than 1 business permits if the applicant has a different business license.
  • 1 residential permit for residents in area F
  • 3 residential permits for residents in areas A, B, C, D, E, G, I, J, K, L
  • Area M has no limit
  • 2 for Area N

Residential Permit Parking – Requested Address not on Eligible List

We cannot issue a permit if the address in not on our list of eligible addresses. To find out how to have your address added to the list, please contact:
City of Oakland
Department of Traffic and Engineering
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510)238-3466
Accounting ITD Home Parking Personnel Revenue