Apply/Renew a Residential Parking Permit

Apply for or renew a Residential Parking Permit (RPP) online, by mail or in person. A RPP lets you park your vehicle in certain neighborhoods in Oakland.

Application Form


Apply or renew your RPP online. You can only renew your permit online if you received a letter from the City of Oakland saying you are eligible for online renewal.


Mail your application, required documents and fee to:

Parking Citation Assistance Center - Parking Permits
270 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

In person

Come to the Parking Citation Assistance Center located in the same plaza as Oakland City Hall. The address is:

270 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (entrance facing State Building on Clay Street)
Oakland, CA 94612

Please bring your application and required documents. We accept credit or debit card, check, money order and cash. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm

What documents do I need to apply for a RPP?

  • For verification of License Plate Number, current vehicle registration must be presented.
  • To prove residency, one item from each category reflecting your address within the residential parking permit zone will be required as sufficient proof of residency.

Category 1- reflecting applicant (s) name:

Category 2- reflecting applicant (s) name:

Current rental agreement or

Current vehicle registration

Current mortgage statement or

Current driver’s license

Current property tax bill

What else do I need to know before I apply or renew?

  • Your address needs to be correct and up to date on your vehicle registration and driver's license. You can update your address with the DMV online. After updating your address, print the confirmation and submit it with your application.

How long does it take?

Up to 3 weeks online or by mail. If you need your permit(s) sooner, please visit us in person.

How much does it cost?

Permit fees are listed below. All fees are for one vehicle/license plate except for visitor permits.

All Areas except M

  • New Annual Permit (6 months - 1 year) - $84.00
  • New Prorated Permit (less than 6 months) - $59.00
  • Renewal - $61.00
  • Visitor (1 day) - $5.00/permit
  • Visitor (14 days) - $27.00/permit

Area M

  • New Annual Permit (6 months - 1 year) - $162.00
  • New Prorated Permit (less than 6 months) - $117.00
  • Renewal - $162.00
  • Visitor (1 day) - $10.00/permit
  • Visitor (14 days) - $52.00/permit

It costs $11.00 to replace a lost or damaged permit. Fees are listed on page E-9 of the 2018-2019 Master Fee Schedule, which is the City of Oakland's official policy on fees and charges.

How many permits can I get?

It depends on what Area you live in. The limits for the number of RPPs that will be issued per address are:

  • Area F - 1
  • Area M - No limit
  • Area N and Q- 2
  • All other Areas - 3

Do I live in a RPP area?

To find a RPP area, visit this map. Streets located in RPP areas are marked with two colored lines. Click the lines to find out what area you live in. You can also enter your address in the search bar.

My Residential Parking Permit has been denied. How do I appeal?

You can appeal your residential parking permit denial by writing a letter detailing your appeal and mailing it to:

Revenue Management Bureau

Attn: Revenue & Tax Administrator

150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5342

Oakland, CA 94612