Parking District Permits

The PCS permit, when properly displayed on the vehicle will authorize that vehicle to park in the district(s) for which it is issued without payment of hourly fees.

NOTE: New Parking Rates Go Into Effect at Montgomery County-Operated Garages, Parking Lots and Street Meters in Downtown Silver Spring on Monday Nov 2, 2020. See County Press release issued for more information. PCS permits in Silver Spring will increase effective for the Month of January 2021.

Vehicles with PCS permits may park in the following spaces:

  • PCS Designated Spaces
  • Long Term Meters
  • Pay By Space Facilities
  • Carpool Spaces after 9:30 AM (Follow signage)
  • Permits do not guarantee space availability

Click here to purchase or renew PCS monthly permit online.

Click here to access PCS Monthly Permit Application (PDF format)

PCS Monthly Permit Sticker Rates are as follows:

Bethesda $150
Silver Spring $123 ($132 effective beginning January 2021)
Wheaton $113
Montgomery Hills $90
North Bethesda TMD $123

MCDOT Division of Parking does not manage the carpool program. We just sell the permits and sign the spaces based on the number of permits sold.

Carpool permits are lot/garage specific. For example, if your permit is for Monday in Garage 49 it can only be used in that Garage at that time.

  • Use carpool permit spaces only.
  • If there are no spaces available in the reserved carpool area, vehicles are authorized to park in long term metered or non-restricted spaces within the designated facility.

Carpool permits vary in cost depending upon the number of persons or passengers per vehicle.

Click here for Carpool application.

Click here for more information about Carpool. After you click on the link, select Rideshare Programs from dropdown.

Carpool Rates (per month) are as follows:

2 $107 $87
3 and 4 $58 $49
5 or more $15 $11

Daily Parking Permits are available for the Bethesda and Silver Spring Parking Parking Lot Districts (PLDs) and Transportation Management Districts (TMDs).

Bethesda daily permits are $12 per day and Silver Spring daily permits are $7.80 per day. $12 per day for Silver Spring (Effective beginning January 2021)

  • Long term meter only
  • 7 AM to 9 AM and 5 PM to 10 PM
  • $20/month

Click here to purchase or renew AM/PM permit online.

Please note: The permit must be displayed inside the vehicle on the drivers side on either the windshield or the rear window. The permit allows one to park, without putting money in the meter, all hours EXCEPT 9 am to 5 pm and only at 9 - 15 hour metered spaces. The permits is not valid at short-term spaces or cashier operated facilities. No record of permits will be kept. If a permit is lost or misplaced it cannot be replaced without payment of the applicable fee. If you forget to renew, or you renewed but the permit did not arrive by the first of the month, it will be necessary to pay meter fees.

For questions, please call the Parking Sales Store at 240-777-8744.

Click here to find information about Residential Parking Permit.

An electronic access card is issued by parking garage managers (in cashier facilities) which enables the card holder to enter and exit a garage. The card authorizes parking in this garage only. It is not valid for parking in any other Montgomery County facility. If the access card is not used to enter the garage, a daily ticket must be taken and the customer will pay the prevailing daily rate.

This access card is only available for parking use at two facilities in Silver Spring, Maryland. The facilities are: Wayne Avenue Garage (# 60) – 921 Wayne Avenue and the Town Square Garage (# 61) – 801 Ellsworth Drive. Access Card is $189 per month $195 per month (Effective November 30, 2020)

To purchase an access card for either facility, please visit the Wayne Avenue Garage at 921 Wayne Avenue or for more information call 301-585-3013.