Denver Residential Parking Permits

A residential parking permit exempts a resident’s vehicle from the posted, on-street parking time limit restrictions on the block in which the vehicle owner resides. While having a residential parking permit doesn't guarantee you a parking space, it does mean you don't have to worry about time limits when parked on your block.


A residential parking permit does not allow parking in violation of any other parking regulations such as:

  • parking during street sweeping restrictions 
  • parking in "no parking" zones
  • parking without paying meters

Apply for a new permit

Apply by mail, or in person, to:  What you will need:  
Parking Cashier Office
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 110
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: (720) 913-5365

Hours of operation:
8:00am to 4:30pm

Wait times may be associated
with applying in person.

Bring or mail in copies of all four(4) document types below. Original documents are not required and they will not be returned to the applicant, if mailed. The cost of your permit is free.

Whether you come in to the office,or mail your permit, this is what you will need:
  1. A completed application
  2. A copy of one of these documents dated within the last 30 days:
  • Utility bill (gas, electric, water)
  • Telephone bill (land line)
  • T.V. or Internet bill
  • Current auto or home insurance document
  1. A copy of your valid driver's license
  2. A copy of your current vehicle registration

*Please note that your applicant name and physical address must appear on all four of your documents and must match the physical address for the location where the permit is being requested. P.O. boxes will not be accepted.

How to request parking restrictions

Neighborhoods and residents may want to inquire about the residential parking program when they begin to experience increased parking by non-residents. Requests for parking restrictions may be submitted to Public Works Traffic Engineering Services by a resident of a block or area if the area experiences increased parking by non-residents. Inquiries should be sent to

Information is gathered to begin a review of the area and the conditions. If review findings recommend the RPP program as an appropriate solution for the existing conditions the department prepares a survey form to be circulated to all property owners and residents of the block. The form is used to indicate those who would favor or oppose the proposed restrictions. 

The completed form is returned to the department. If a residential parking program is approved by the City and signs installed, residents may apply for a Residential Parking Permit (decal) that exempts their vehicle(s) from the posted restrictions.

Renew your permit

If you received a permit renewal letter in the mail, you may now renew your residential parking permit online. 

Temporary Permits

A temporary residential parking permit may be issued when a new Denver resident has just moved in and has not yet obtained all of the required documents for a regular permit. Please call:

Parking Cashier's Office
Phone: (720) 913-5365