Residential parking management addresses neighborhood concerns with non-resident vehicles parked in neighborhoods adjacent to businesses, schools and other public facilities. This program has two components:
- Residential Permit Parking Zones (RPZ)
A Residential Permit Parking Zone is an area established by a city ordinance to restrict non-residential parking on neighborhood streets. Residents and their guests are exempt from the restrictions if they are parking legally and displaying a RPZ permit. See below for RPZ Frequently Asked Questions.
- General Parking Restrictions
With General Parking Restrictions, no permits are issued. All vehicles, including residents and their guests, are not allowed to park on the street during the time indicated. If residents in a neighborhood do not need on-street parking during the day, general parking restrictions are the best option because they are easier to enforce.
A neighborhood may be eligible for zoned or general parking restrictions if it regularly experiences a significant amount of spillover parking from adjacent businesses or is near major generators of parked cars (high schools, shopping malls, etc.). Both types of restrictions require majority support from neighborhood residents, as well as City Council approval.
Residential Parking Zone Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I eligible to apply for a residential parking zone (RPZ) permit?
You must live within one of the RPZ boundaries. You are not eligible to apply for an RPZ permit if you live outside of an RPZ boundary.
How much are RPZ permits?
Assuming you are a resident and reside within an RPZ boundary, there is no fee to procure a permit.
What do I need when I apply for an RPZ permit?
You need to complete and sign the application, provide a photocopy showing proof of residence (e.g. driver’s license, utility bill, rent receipt), and provide a photocopy of Washington Vehicle Registration.
How do I apply for a residential parking zone (RPZ) permit?
Apply online or in person at the Service First (1st floor) desk at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98009.
How many RPZ permits can my household have?
You are permitted one RPZ permit for each registered vehicle.
I am hosting a large event or party. Are temporary permits available?
Temporary permits are available but should be requested AT LEAST 2 business days in advance.
Am I allowed to have visitor permits?
You are permitted up to four (4) visitor RPZ permits.
What happens if I lose my RPZ permit?
Call 425-452-6856 to request a new permit. Your old permits will be invalidated and thus unusable should you find them in the future.
Can I use an RPZ permit that is for one zone and park in another zone?
The "Rules of the Road" information sheet offers answers to many questions about parking in Bellevue.