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Parking Permits - Visitor Parking Permits

Visitor parking permits are issued by the Metropolitan Police Department. District of Columbia residents may obtain visitor parking permits free of charge by making an application in person at a police station or substation in the ward in which they reside. Special consideration will be given to residents who are incapacitated or disabled. For more information, contact your district police station.

  • First District  - Parking Zone 6
  • Second District - Parking Zones 2 & 3
  • Third District - Parking Zones 1, 2 & 3
  • Fourth District - Parking Zone 4
  • Fifth District - Parking Zone 5
  • Sixth District - Parking Zone 7
  • Seventh District - Parking Zone 8

Proof of DC Residency

Applicants must provide one of the following as proof of DC residency:

  • A valid DC driver's license
  • A valid DC vehicle registration card
  • A current utility bill or rent receipt along with a credit card or other generally acceptable form of identification
  • Any other legal document showing DC residency that is acceptable to the member issuing the visitor parking permit

Application forms for visitor parking permits must show the following:

  • The name and address of the applicant (resident)
  • The name and address of the visitor using the permit
  • The license plate number, including issuing state, of the visitor's vehicle

To be valid, visitor permits must display the following:

  • The license plate number of the visitor's vehicle
  • The ward number of the DC 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.

Related links:

    If you have a temporary resident, read the information on Parking Permits - Temporary Residents.
    If you are a permanent resident, read the information on Parking Permits - Permanent Residents.