Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Program

Each year we assess how much parking is available in neighborhoods near business districts. Has parking become difficult in your neighborhood? Our Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Program might be right for you. This program puts resident parking first. 

Your neighborhood might qualify for establishing a new RPP Zone. Once a zone is established, residents pay a small permit fee that covers the cost of implementation and enforcement.

Proactive Parking Survey and Analysis

We are always monitoring parking in neighborhoods. We do this by counting cars on streets at different times and days of the week. Using the data we gather, we put together a heat map showing what streets qualify for an RPP zone.

Neighborhood Communication

We work with the neighborhood association to communicate the proposed zone district. We host a neighborhood meeting and send a letter to residents and property owners.

Mobile GR and City Commission

The new zone would need approval from the City Commission. The Mobile GR Commission is an advisory body to the City Commission. They help City Commission review items related to parking and transportation. The members review the proposed zone, the parking survey results, and public comment. They then vote on whether or not they recommend the item to City Commission.  

A public hearing will be scheduled in order to give the community an additional opportunity to comment on a new zone. All residents and businesses within three-hundred (300) feet will be notified of the time and date of the public hearing. 

City Commission will review the new zone and hear public comment. Ultimately, City Commission casts a vote for or against the new zone.


Once City Commission approves the new zone, we'll coordinate the implementation and communication of the program to neighbors affected.

Rules and Regulations

For more details on the RPP Program, take a look at the Rules and Regulations

Residential Permit ($30/ year)*

You can get a permit if you're a resident, renter, or owner within an RPP Zone.

Guest Permit ($2/24 hours)

Current residential parking permit holders can apply for guest passes. Each permit holder is limited to 30 guest passes per 6 months. You can purchase guests permits in advance.

Caregiver Permit (Free/6 months)**

The holder of a residential parking permit may apply for a caregiver permit. Must be able to prove a “special need” for the caregiver permit.

Non-Resident Monthly ($48+/month)

We don't currently offer these in our existing RPP Zone. When City Commission creates a new zone, we would review parking use in the area during the first year. If space is available, we would offer these.

Non-Resident Daily ($4/24 hours)

For short-term (24-hour) parking needs, a non-resident would be able to purchase a 24-hour permit.

We don't currently offer these in our existing RPP Zone. When City Commission creates a new zone, we would review parking use in the area during the first year. If space is available, we would offer these.

Fee Waivers

*Residential permit fees can be waived for six months if you are receiving any of the following needs based assistance:

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Temporary Aide for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Subsidized housing vouchers
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Women and Infant Children (WIC)
  • Family Independence Program (FIP)
  • Unemployment Benefits

**When applying for a caregiver permit you must present one of the following:

  • Doctor's note showing need for an in-home caregiver,
  • Disability ID card, or
  • Supplemental Security Income statement

Apply for a Permit

To get a permit, you'll need to submit an application with required attachments. When you apply you'll need:

  • Your vehicle's license plate number
  • A copy of the front and back of your driver's license 
  • A copy of you vehicle registration*

*If you use a vehicle that is registered to someone else, attach a letter notarized by the owner. Be sure the letter includes your name and relationship to the owner. Also include the vehicle type and model and that you have exclusive use of it

Apply Online

Enrollment Period

Residential Parking Permits cost $30 if you buy them in an open enrollment period; May and November. You'll make a prorated payment outside of open enrollment.

Where You Can Park

You can park on any street within your permit zone. You still have to follow all standard residential parking rules.

Enforcement Times

We enforce the RPP program during permit parking hours. The time can vary by RPP Zone.

Standard Parking Rules

Look for any parking related signage and follow their directions, ex. Meters, No Parking sign or Loading Zone sign. We don't want you to get a ticket.

To protect others from harm, make sure to park:

  • 3 feet from a driveway
  • 15 feet from fire hydrants
  • 15 feet from or within intersections
  • 20 feet from marked Crosswalk
  • 20 feet from railroad tracks
  • 30 feet from a flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic signal s, lamp posts, or benches rated payment outside of open enrollment