Getting RPP in Your Community

Step 1: Determine if RPP is right for your community

  • Refer to the FAQ section of this website or call (443) 573-2800 and speak to the RPP Manager.
  • Invite us to your next community meeting

Step 2: Send a letter expressing the community’s intent to establish an RPP Area to:

RPP Manager
Parking Authority of Baltimore City
211 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

The letter must include the proposed:

  • Days and times that the RPP program will be in effect
  • List of participating block faces (minimum 10), and streets
  • Number of visitor passes allowed per household (0, 1, 2)
  • The names and contact information of the Community Association President and designated Community Representative (if applicable) for the pending new RPP Area.

Step 3: If preliminarily approved, PABC will contact the community representative requesting additional information regarding the desired RPP area including the number of:

  • Single households
  • Businesses
  • Households with off-street accessible parking (with addresses)
  • Vacant houses and lots
  • Multi-dwelling units
  • Apartment complexes
  • Schools and universities
  • Churches

Step 4: Petition Process

  • PABC develops petitions for the proposed new RPP area.
  • Community Representative attends a meeting at PABC to discuss:
  • The number of signatures needed to reach the minimum 60% of total households
  • How this number was determined
  • How to fill out the petitions, which will be provided to the Community Representative
  • Community Representative coordinates and obtains the required number of signatures (+60%)
  • Names and phone numbers must be legible
  • PABC recommends obtaining at least 60% of eligible households
  • Petitions must be returned to PABC within 120 days of issuance by the Parking Authority
  • Petitions that do not include signatures of at least 60% of eligible households will not be reviewed
  • Community Representative drops off petitions (originals required)
  • Please call (443) 573-2800 to coordinate a time to drop off petitions with the RPP Manager or On-Street Manager
  • Please make a copy of each page for your records
  • Community Representative signs RPP Petition Issuance/Return Log
  • PABC issues internal tracking number, copies petitions, and files originals
  • RPP team members call and verify the signature of each resident
  • Following predetermined script
  • Documenting responses
  • Will make two attempts by phone before sending form letter
  • Community Representative will be notified
  • When 60% threshold is met, or
  • If the required number of signatures cannot be verified, the original petitions will be returned with the required number remaining to reach 60%. Petitions must be returned within 30 days.

Step 5: New RPP Area Parking Study and Plan

  • A parking specialist conducts a parking study for the new RPP Area
  • Information used to determine the percentage of residential and commuter parking in the area
  • License plates are run through DMV (all out of state plates are counted as commuters)
  • Parking Management Plan created
  • Department of Planning reviews the information below and provides feedback
  • Community’s letter requesting RPP
  • Parking Study Information
  • Parking Management Plan
  • Community Representative notified of results

Step 6: Public Meeting Scheduled and Publicized

Written notice sent to:

  • Mayor
  • City Council
  • Planning Department
  • Community Organization
  • Department of Transportation, Parking Enforcement Division
  • Residences  within two-block radius of the proposed RPP footprint

If opposition exists to any part of the plan, the community representative will be notified and PABC will review the plan and points of opposition

Step 7: New RPP Area Created

  • PABC issues an Administrative Regulation creating the new RPP Area
  • PABC sends work orders to the Department of Transportation Sign Shop
  • PABC advertises the newly formed RPP area in newspaper
  • RPP Supervisor notifies Community Representative to direct residents to purchase permits
  • PABC notifies the Department of Transportation Parking Enforcement of the proposed start date
  • The Sign Shop informs a parking specialist of the installation date ( The Sign Shop is part of the Department of Transportation)
  • Parking Enforcement will issue warnings during a 72-hour grace period ( Parking Enforcement is part of the Department of Transportation)

Step 8: RPP Area Renewal Process

  • To renew the RPP area for the following year, the Community Representative or Community Association President must provide written notice to the RPP Supervisor 90 days prior to the expiration date.
  • To discontinue the RPP program, the Community Representative or Community Association President must provide written notice six months prior to the expiration of the program to the Mayor, the City Council Representative for the area, and the RPP Supervisor at the Parking Authority of Baltimore City.
  • Updated contact information must be provided for Community Representative and Community Association President.

Residents must renew their permits each year on the same month the program was started.

*Please note there is a cost associated with all Residential Parking Permits and Visitor Passes.