Residential Permit Parking

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You can renew your permits one month before the expiration date. 

How to Renew

Current permit holders (do not create a new account):

New residents:

Mailing Permits

Permits can now be mailed for a small fee. Make sure to select this option if this is what you prefer.

Click Here to Purchase Permits


If you are having trouble using the online system, you may purchase and pick up your permits at the Parking Authority office.

Location: 211 N Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Safety Precautions: Masks are encouraged. 


You must order permits 1-3 days before the pickup so we can fulfill the order in time. Go to your area's webpage for pickup information. Pickup events are hosted by volunteers in the community. Many areas do not host a community pickup.


If you have trouble using the online system, you may purchase and pick up your permits at the Parking Authority office.

Location: 211 N Paca Street Baltimore, MD 21201.  

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Safety Precautions: Masks are encouraged. 

Office Location

211 N. Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (We are not located at City Hall.)  

Free parking at Market Center Garage only

The garage entrance is at 221 N. Paca Street.

Description Of Program

The Baltimore RPP Program started in 1979 to address the specific needs of residents in city neighborhoods where the demand for on-street parking was considered to be greatest. Participating neighborhoods elect to do so through an application by petition to the City of Baltimore through the Parking Authority of Baltimore City.

The RPP Program includes 48 designated RPP areas, each designated with its specific number or letter. Parking in each of these areas is restricted to some degree to provide preferential parking privileges only to those residents and their guests who display valid Residential Parking Permits and Visitors Passes on their automobiles.

Two areas use virtual permits, which do not use any physical permits. They are Ridgely's Delight and Riverside.  We are actively looking to switch all residential parking permits to virtual permits. 

Permits and passes are issued and valid for one year from the designated annual renewal date for each specific RPP Area. Residents must re-apply every year.

Terms And Conditions

To be eligible for a permit, the applicant must reside within the boundaries of that particular RPP area. You must show the required proof of residency to the satisfaction of the RPP section. Participation in the program is limited to residents only. The permit increases the chances of finding a parking space by stimulating turnover and eliminating the storage of non-resident vehicles. A permit does not excuse the observance of any other traffic regulation except the posted RPP time restrictions.

As is the case with any privilege, receiving your permits and/or visitor passes requires your complete understanding and acceptance of a very specific set of terms, conditions, and regulations that have been instituted to assure your continued safety and convenience as a resident of the City of Baltimore.

Please carefully review the list of Required Customer Documents associated with the issuance of your parking permits and passes.

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Contact Us

  • Email Us
  • Call us at (443) 573-2800 and ask for RPP or enter extension 2870.


In 1979, the City Council of Baltimore passed an ordinance creating the authority under Article 31. Sub 10 of the Baltimore City Code to implement Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Areas. These restricted parking areas are established primarily to help secure available parking for a residential community while encouraging alternative parking plans for non-residents. Generally, these programs govern the parking restrictions in residential communities located near major employers, colleges, universities, medical institutions, and sports complexes.


  • protect the resident from unreasonable burden in gaining access to their residence
  • preserve the quality of life in the general community
  • promote clean air
  • reduce hazardous traffic conditions

Community Involvement

It is normal practice for a neighborhood association to set up this program for the community. The law does require certain provisions to qualify for an RPP program.

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