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Visitor Parking Permits

District residents may obtain 15-day visitor parking permits for their visitors 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.

Applicants must provide 1 of the following as proof of District of Columbia residency:

  • A valid DC DMV driver license or identification card
  • A valid DC DMV 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 of the visitor’s vehicle

To be valid, visitor parking permits must display the following:

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

Visitor parking permits are issued only to eligible District 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 an RPP area—and that has signs posted that explain parking restrictions. A "visitor" is defined as any person who visits a District 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.

DDOT’s Annual Visitor Parking Pass

The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) also offers an annual visitor parking pass to residents of certain eligible wards.

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