Residential Parking Management

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Residential parking management addresses neighborhood concerns with non-resident vehicles parked in neighborhoods adjacent to businesses, schools and other public facilities (A Guide to Bellevue Parking Laws). This program has two components - general parking restrictions and residential parking zones.

Residential Parking Zone Sign in Neighborhood

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.

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. Bellevue parking regulations are listed on the police traffic services page.

Residential Parking Zones

A residential 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 park legally and display an RPZ permit (apply for RPZ permit). 

RPZ frequently asked questions

Assuming you are a resident and reside within an RPZ boundary, there is no fee to procure a permit.

You need to complete and sign the application, provide a photocopy/scan showing proof of residence (e.g. driver’s license, utility bill, rent receipt), and provide a photocopy of Washington Vehicle Registration.

Apply online or in person at the Service First (1st floor) desk at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98009.

You are permitted one RPZ permit for each registered vehicle (maximum of four [4] permits).

Temporary permits are available but should be requested AT LEAST 2 business days in advance.

Zones 9, 10 and 11 are allowed up to four visitor permits. All other zones are allowed a maximum of two permits.

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.


Apply for RPZ Permit