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Obtain Visitor's Parking Permits for Guests of Permanent Residents

District of Columbia residents may obtain visitor parking permits free of charge at a police station or substation in the ward in which they reside. Special consideration will be given to residents who are incapacitated or have a disability. For more information, contact your district police station.

Visitor's parking permits are only issued to residents with visitors. There is no charge for the permit.

Applicants must provide one of the following as proof of District of Columbia residency:

  • A valid District of Columbia driver license/identification card
  • A valid District of Columbia vehicle registration card
  • A current utility bill, lease, deed, settlement agreement or voter registration card.

Applicants for visitor parking permits must also provide the following information:

  • The name and address of the visitor using the permit
  • The state and tag number where the vistor's vehicle is registered.

To be valid, visitor permits must display the following:

  • The license tag number of the visitor's vehicle
  • The ward number of the District of Columbia resident
  • The expiration date (no more than 15 days from the date of issuance)

Visitor parking permits are issued only to eligible District of Columbia residents and are for use only by their bona fide visitors. For purposes of issuing visitor parking permits, an "eligible resident" is any resident of a street that has been designated as a "residential parking permit" area. A "visitor" is defined as any person who visits a District of Columbia residence.

NOTE: A visitor parking permit will NOT prevent a visitor from receiving a warning notice or ticket related to registration of out-of-state automobiles (ROSA). If the visitor receives this warning notice or ticket, it is important they follow the instructions on the warning/ticket. 

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