Residential Parking Permits

A Residential Parking Permit (RPP) exempts a resident’s vehicle from the posted, on-street parking time limit restrictions on the block in which the vehicle owner resides. An RPP does not allow parking in violation of any other parking regulation such as:

  • Parking during street sweeping restrictions
  • Parking in "No Parking" Zones
  • Parking without paying meters

  • What You Will Need:

    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 (PDF)

    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

    3. A copy of your valid driver's license

    4. 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.

    Before you start the online application, you will need electronic copies (.jpg, .tif, .pdf) of all three (3) documents below.

    1. An electronic copy of one of the following 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

    2. An electronic copy of your valid driver's license

    3. An electronic 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.



    What You Will Need:

    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 (PDF)

    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

    3. A copy of your valid driver's license

    4. 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.

    Contact Information:

    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.

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


    University/college students may obtain a residential parking permit if they reside on a block with time limit restrictions and their residence is eligible.  Please refer to the application requirements for detailed information on the documents that are needed.  However, if the applicant’s driver’s license and/or vehicle registration does not match the address of residence a permit may be issued by providing a current student schedule as proof of enrollment AND a permissive use letter from the vehicle’s owner.
    A temporary residential parking permit may be issued when a new Denver resident has just moved in and has not yet obtained all the required documents for a regular permit.  To obtain a temporary permit, the applicant must provide all the application requirement documents, however the address on the driver’s license and vehicle registration do not have to match the new address.  These documents must be unexpired.  Also, a lease or USPS change of address confirmation form will suffice in lieu of a utility, telephone, TV, internet, or insurance bill.  Temporary permits are issued for a maximum of 90 days, following which all application requirements must be met to receive a regular, annual permit.

    Neighborhoods and residents may want to inquire about adding, modifying, or removing parking restrictions and the associated Residential Parking Permit Program. Inquiries should be sent to parkingoperations@denvergov.org

    Parking Operations staff will assess each request as they are submitted and work with your neighborhood on recommending the best parking management solution for your area.

    • Parking Permit Program Rules and Regulations - POSTPONED
      • The public hearing regarding the Parking Permit Program originally scheduled for Friday, November 1, at 11:00 a.m. has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date to be determined.  Once a new date is identified and confirmed; the pertinent time, date, and location information will be advertised in the Denver Business Journal and will be sent to all Registered Neighborhood Organizations at least 20 days in advance of the public hearing. 
      • Questions or concerns can be directed to Parking Operations, Department of Public Works, 201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept. 508, Denver, Colorado 80202, or by email to parkingoperations@denvergov.org.    

Additional Denver Parking Permits

Accessible Parking

People with disabilities have special parking privileges when displaying a handicap placard, handicap plate or handicap parking hang tag.
 

Meter Parking for those with disabilities

A person with a mobility impairment using a valid disability placard or plate issued to them may park at Denver City meters for the time period authorized by the parking meter or for four (4) consecutive hours, whichever is greater, without paying during the time parking is allowed. At the end of the authorized time period, the vehicle must be moved at least 100 feet from the parking metered space.

Accessible "Handicap" Spaces

A person with a mobility impairment using a valid disability placard or plate issued to them may park in a space marked as reserved for use by those with disabilities (often referred to as "handicap parking")
 
To find out if you're eligible or to apply for a disability placard, plates or hang tag, see Denver Motor Vehicles. You can also learn more about disability parking around Denver, and the Disability Parking Enforcement Program, on the Office of Disability Rights website.

Information coming soon!

Businesses looking to become a valet parking service, businesses looking to utilize a valet service, or existing valet businesses looking to operate at a new location need a Valet Parking Permit.

See business licensing information on applying for, or renewing a valet location license.

Car sharing is a fee-based membership service that provides all qualified drivers in the community access to a fleet of vehicles on a minute or hourly basis. This shared vehicle fleet is available to members 24 hours, 7 days a week at unattended self-service locations. No separate written agreement is required each time a member reserves and uses a vehicle. Car usage is provided without restriction at minute, hourly and/or ‘per mile’ rates that include fuel, insurance, and maintenance.

The goals of the program are to provide increased mobility options for Denver residents, employees, visitors, reduce parking demand, and traffic congestion.

The car share permit program allows qualifying car share operators to apply for either a dedicated space permit or vehicle area permit.  

Map of current car share dedicated space locations in the downtown area

Denver Car Share Program 2013-2014 Assessment

Meters may be bagged with "No Parking" bags over the meter heads to keep the street clear of parked cars for construction, special events and filming. Please note, a street occupancy permit must also be obtained for any event that takes place in the street/sidewalks/public right of way.

Note:  Meter bagging requests take up to 5 business days to process, so should be submitted at least 1 week before your event.

Requirements and applications

Emergency Truck Parking Hang Tags are issued to companies that have infrastructure in the City and County of Denver Right-of-Way. These permits only allow Emergency Service Trucks to make repairs in the public right-of-way.

Special Parking Hang Tags allow Permittee to park in a Special Zone adjacent to their business. Eligible business include (but aren't limited to) child care, recreation centers, courts and churches.

Truck Loading Hang Tags authorize any commercial licensed and registered truck using a Truck Loading Hang Tag to park in a loading zone according to the terms of that specific loading zone.

Requirements and applications

If you are blocking the street, sidewalk or right-of-way, you will need a street occupancy permit.

Requirements and applications

Special parking permits are used to restrict parking in certain areas for school zones.

Requirements and applications

CITY EMPLOYEES ONLY may use the below link to request parking permits for City owned parking facilities in the Downtown Denver area.  Employee parking facilities include the Webb Building Garage, Cultural Center Complex Garage, Minoru Yasui/303 Garage, and the Denver Performing Arts Center Garage. 

To Learn More Visit the Employee Parking Page on Denvergov.org.

Renew Your Permit

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

Contact Us

Contact Parking Operations for the following topics:

  • On-street parking
  • Residential parking permits
  • Parking studies

To report an abandoned vehicle visit the Denver Sheriff Department's Vehicle Impound page.

To request enforcement of illegal parking:
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm:
    Call 3-1-1
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday through Saturday:
    Call Police non-emergency (720-913-2000)


To report a broken meter:
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479

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