For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Matthai Chakko, Assistant to the City Manager, (510) 981-7008

RENEW RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS ONLINE!

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, April 15, 2014) - Berkeley residents can now renew their residential parking permits online, adding convenience and speed for the renewal of 14,000 permits.

At the time of online renewal, residents will also be able to buy up to 20 one-day temporary permits per vehicle. In addition, there will be no convenience fee this year for those who renew on-line.

Residents will be mailed their account number and pin, which will be needed for the online renewal at cityofberkeley.info/RPP. The new online payment system also allows people to pay for unpaid parking citations, which must be cleared before an annual permit is issued. Those who want to renew via the mail can continue to do so. Residents who want an annual permit the same day or who want a 14-day temporary permit should visit the Customer Service Center at 1947 Center Street.

All annual permits expire on June 30. Residents who renew online or via the mail are encouraged to do so by May 31 in order to receive their permits by July 1. The annual and temporary permits - which will have new, more secure designs this year -- will be mailed to residents after their applications have been verified. 

On-line service is not available to first-time permit applicants, who must submit proof of residency and application either by mail or in-person at the Customer Service Center. Nor will it apply to specialty permits such as merchant or caregiver permits.

Please note: only automobiles, trucks, motorcycles or other motor transportation not exceeding 8,000 pounds in gross vehicle weight are eligible for a residential parking permit. In addition, not all addresses in Berkeley are eligible for residential parking permits. 

There are 14 Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) areas in the City.  These RPP areas are limited to two hour parking unless an annual permit or a visitor permit is properly displayed on/in the vehicle.  To avoid getting parking citation tickets, residents or visitors who need to park longer than two hours on the street in their RPP area will need a RPP permit. 

For additional information about RPP requirements, including renewal, please visit www.cityofberkeley.info/RPP or call Customer Service at (510) 981-2489.

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