The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will resume parking enforcement of Residential Permit Parking on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Parking enforcement of parking meters resumed on July 13, 2020, prompting many drivers to park in nearby residential areas. This has created problems for residents trying to find available parking close to their home. If you do not have a permit on your vehicle, you will be subject to receiving a citation (ticket).
If you have a blue or yellow decal, visitor permit(s), or any temporary permit with a 2020 expiration date there is no action required. These permits will continue to be honored until further notice, even if they are expired.
Residents who live at an eligible RPP address can apply online starting August 10, 2020, for a new permit at pabc.thepermitstore.com if they meet one of the following criteria:
Residents who qualify can apply online at pabc.thepermitstore.com beginning August 10, 2020, to have a permit mailed to them. The online application will allow residents to upload the required documents that are usually verified in person at the Parking Authority Office or at a Community Pickup. A Parking Authority team member will verify the documents online and mail residents their permits.
Beginning Monday, August 10, 2020, the Parking Authority Office, located at 200 W Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Extended late-night hours and Saturday hours will not be available. The office will be open for residents who do not have online access or experience problems with the website.
For the safety of our employees and customers, the office will open with the following restrictions:
If you have any questions about address eligibility, the online application, or our reopening procedures, please contact us at (443) 573-2800 or email [email protected].
200 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (We are not located at City Hall.)
Free parking at Arena Garage only
The garage entrance is at 99 S. Howard Street, around the corner from our office (not across the street).
When returning to your car, enter the garage through one of the pedestrian doors. Do not walk up the ramp of the garage.
Watch our YouTube video for instructions.
The Baltimore RPP Program was begun in 1979 in an effort 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 47 designated RPP areas, each designated with its own 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.
Permits and passes are issued and valid for a one-year period from the designated annual renewal date for each specific RPP Area. Residents must re-apply every year.
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.
Email us at [email protected]
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.
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.