Residential Permit Parking Program
Residential Permit Parking Districts are parking zones in residential areas that specifically limit on-street parking to residents with a permit.
Residential Permit Parking Districts are initiated at the request of residents who petition the City. The process requires a completed and certified valid petition and a parking study. Community meetings are held and the Traffic and Transportation Commission reviews the proposed program. City Council must approve the program by adopting a resolution to establish a Residential Permit Parking District.
If you live in an area of the City which has already established a Residential Permit Parking District, you may purchase Annual Residential Permits, Annual Guests Permits or Daily Guest Permits. Only residents residing on streets within a Residential Permit Parking District may apply for these permits. Vehicle registration for each vehicle needing a parking permit along with proof of residency will be required prior to the issuance of any residential parking permit. To purchase Annual Residential Permits, Annual Guest Permits, or Daily Guest Permits please contact the Finance Department:
How can I Initiate a Residential Permit Parking Program?
Residential Permit Parking Districts are initiated at the request of residents who petition the City. The process requires a completed and certified petition. Once a petition received and meets the minimum 51% support requirement, City Staff will conduct a parking study. Then community meetings are held and the Traffic and Transportation Commission reviews the proposed program. Finally, the City Council must approve the program by adopting a resolution.
To get started on a petition, please sign and submit the following form:
District 3A Residential Permit Parking Program
The City received a petition from residents of the neighborhood streets surrounding the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital located on East Romie Lane. Staff found that the unrestricted parking within the petition areas on certain days and certain times of the day created a situation in which streets cannot be used for parking by the residents or their guests. The Salinas City Council approved the establishment of Preferential Parking District 3A by adopting a resolution on December 1, 2009.
- There is a maximum six (6) Resident Parking Permits per residence. The fee for each Resident Permit Parking Permit is:
- 1. $25.00 each for the initial 2 permits at each residence;
- 2. $20.00 each for the third permit at each residence;
- 3. $15.00 each of the fourth permit for each residence; and
- 4. Each permit thereafter shall be $10.00 each up to the limit.
Residential Parking Dist 3A.Reso 20048
District 3A Map
How can I to Opt-Out of the Residential Permit Parking Program?
Residents requesting to be removed from the residential permit parking program must submit a petition. A majority (51%) of residents must sign a petition to opt out of the permit parking program. The decision to opt out of the program may result in the following:
- Not being able to re-enter the program for a two year time period.
- Parking spill may occur on the street.
- If the residents elect by petition to are are eligible to re-enter the program, a new parking study may be required and residents will be required to pay the full implementation costs to re-enter the District at that time. The costs for re-entering the program includes the parking study, signs, street markings, permit issuance management, software/program changes, and any other costs related to add the street to the district.
A petition form can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:
Helpful Residential Permit Parking Documents