Residential Parking Permit Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, Traffic Engineering and Operations Section uses the Civic Association boundaries, as approved by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, to establish the "ultimate area" for Residential Permit Parking.
Residential parking permit is sold at the Parking Sales Store.
The standard restriction hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. However, there are variations to this standard (for example, Saturdays and/or Sundays). These variations are studied on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on the specific problems which are being encountered in your community.
Permit Parking District residents may request that parking rules are not enforced in a specific residential area for a short period of time when they expect visitors. This action is referred to as a "Call Off" and to request one, a Service Request must be created so that Parking Management can conduct the necessary actions.
A minimum of 48 hours advance notice is required to call off residential parking enforcement for an event.
This is only for permit parking areas, all other requests should be directed to police non-emergency for that jurisdiction.
For daytime enforcement, please contact The Division of Parking Management at 240-777-8740, between 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday.
For evening and weekend enforcement, please contact the Police Department at the non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.
While you are in the process of applying for the resident permit, obtain a temporary permit valid for up to 30 days. This free temporary permit can be obtained from Parking Sales Store.
If all regulations were followed and a vehicle receives a ticket, you should submit your appeal in writing along with a copy of your permit and the ticket to:
P.O. Box 1426
Rockville Maryland 20850-1426
Because resident permits are registered to the vehicle, you will need to purchase a new resident permit whether you lost it or purchased a new car. The cost of the permit will be prorated. The illegal sale, transfer, or intentional misuse of the resident permit is prohibited. Contact the Parking Sales Store for more information.
If you are expecting more than one additional vehicle at your home, you will need to obtain temporary visitor permits for those vehicles in advance.
For residents that need temporary permits for contractors to perform repair work or building construction at the residence, a copy of the contractor's signed contract is required for verification before issuance of permits. Up to six temporary permits (for 30 days or less) can be issued at the Parking Sales Store.
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