Residential Parking

Residential Parking Permit Program — $48, $60 or $72 Annually:

  • Residential permits are available for properties not exceeding four (4) units
  • Number of permits issued is based on a property’s frontage
  • Parking allowed only on the block face of the address the permit is issued to
  • In most cases, residents can receive two visitors passes, depending on property restrictions. The first visitors pass is free but the second visitors pass is the same cost as the initial affixed permit. A visitor pass is a plastic card, which allows it to be moved from guest vehicle to guest vehicle as needed. When parking with a visitors pass, visitors may only park within the same block of the residence for which it is issued.
  • Visitors passes will expire 1 year from the date of issue. Please note that it is the resident's responsibility to renew their parking permits every year when they are due to avoid any parking citations.
  • If lost, a replacement permit can be issued for a prorated permit fee. In the case of a stolen permit, a resident can bring a police report to our office and a replacement permit will be issued at no charge with the same expiration date as the original permit.

Meter Exemption Program

Certain areas qualify for the Meter Exemption Program which allows you to purchase a permit to park at specific meters adjacent to your residence address without the need of putting money in the meter. These meters are clearly marked for the program and only specific residential addresses qualify. Businesses do not qualify for this program. The cost of the program is as follows:

  • M-F 8AM-5PM: $250/year
  • Evenings/Weekends: $250/year (available only in very limited areas)
  • 24/7: $325/year

No visitor passes are issued for the meter exemption program. Please note these meters can be purchased for an event or construction work. If the meters are hooded with a red hood or a Temp No Parking sign on the meters, you will need to park at another meter that has the meter exemption sticker during this time period.

The number of parking spaces allowed per address is determined by measuring the property frontage. In doing so, Park Tucson must comply with all parking codes and regulations. When measuring the frontage of your property, Park Tucson must take into account such things as fire hydrants, curb cuts and intersections.

Meter Exemption Permit Application

Meter Exemption Permit Information

Please refer to Tucson City Code 20-259

Program Policies

  • No refunds will be issued for parking permits.
  • Permits are valid for current residents only.
  • A permit becomes invalid when a resident moves from the address for which the permit was issued.

For neighborhoods in the 4th Avenue area, parking programs are suspended 2 times a year during the 4th Avenue Street Fair.

  • Permits are issued to passenger vehicles only.
  • A vehicle having 3 or more outstanding citations may result in all permits for that address being voided and/or removed from the vehicle.
  • Permits are the property of Park Tucson and may be removed by Park Tucson staff.
  • Permit holders must obey all traffic / parking codes and regulations. Please visit Tucson City Codes
  • Permits must be permanently affixed to the outside of the lower left corner (Driver's side) of the rear window of each registered vehicle. (See example 1)
  • Convertibles and trucks with camper shells may affix permits to lower left-hand corner (driver’s side) of front windshield. (See example 2)
  • The visitor permit must be placed in clear view on the driver’s side of the dashboard.

Do not place permits on any other part of your vehicle such as bumpers or on the side of vehicle. Failure to display permit properly may result in a $85 citation being issued.

Example 1 – for most vehicles

Example 2 – Convertibles

Do NOT place permit on bumper or on the side of the vehicle

Permit Replacement Policy

Sold or Traded Vehicles:
The registrant must remove permit prior to selling or trading a vehicle. The permit must be presented to Park Tucson to receive a free replacement permit.

Stolen Permits:
A police report is required for a free permit replacement.

Windshield Replacements:
Permits will be replaced free of charge provided satisfactory proof is presented that the windshield bearing the permit has been replaced, such as an invoice or receipt.

If the conditions above are not met, a fee equal to the amount of the original permit will be charged for a replacement permit.

To Apply

You may apply in person at 110 E. Pennington St. Suite 150, office hours Monday – Friday 7:45 AM to 5:15 PM.

Download the Residential Application form here or request that an application be mailed to you at the address to which the permit will be issued.

Two proofs of residency, showing your name and the address for which the permit will be issued, are required. We require a picture ID, a signed lease (by both tenant and landlord) with applicant name and address.

A current vehicle registration form must be provided to receive a permit. If mailing in the application, please include a copy of the proof of residency and a check or money order payable to City of Tucson.

For additional information, please call the Park Tucson office at 791-5071.