Residential Permit Parking

PABC Office Remains Closed. Residents Will be Contacted When it is Time to Renew  

You do not need to renew your permit until our office reopens and parking enforcement resumes. We will email you when you need to renew your permit. 

Area 16 (Fells Point) Residential Permit Parking Restrictions Will be Enforced

See full Traffic Alert from the Baltimore City Department of Transportation. 

Dept of Transportation Enforcement Update

Residents Can Still Contact PABC

See our Contact Us webpage for a list of phone numbers and email addresses.
Our main telephone number to call during our regular business hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday) is 443-573-2800. 
Our main email address is  parkingau[email protected].

To receive an email alert when we are open to the public again please visit

All Residential Parking Permit restrictions are not being enforced during this state of emergency. Community pickups and extended hours are canceled until further notice.

Office Location

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). 

Arena Garage Map

Opening Pedestrian Door 

When returning to your car, enter the garage through one of the pedestrian doors. Do not walk up the ramp of the garage.

  • Swipe your parking ticket with the stripe side up on the control equipment next to the door.
  • The door will unlock but does not automatically open.

Watch our YouTube video for instructions.

Unlocking pedestrian door video still

Description Of Program

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.

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.

Contact Us

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.


  • 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.