Residential Parking Permit Program
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can receive a resident parking permit?
How many permits can I get?
Do I need a car to get a permit?
What documentation do I need?
Do I have to come in person?
Is there a cost for the resident parking permit?
How long is the permit valid for?
How long will I have to renew my permit after it expires?
What if I owe parking tickets or taxes?
What happens if I don’t have a permit?
When can a permit be used?
Where do I place the permit in my car?
Where do I go to get a parking permit?

Who can receive a resident parking permit?
If you live on one of the streets approved for a residential parking permit you can fill out an application, provide the necessary documentation and pay the annual fee to receive a permit.

Permitted streets are marked with street signs.

How many permits can I get?
Applicants can receive two (2) permits per residence when two vehicle registrations are provided. An additional visitor permit can also be purchased.

Do I need a car to get a permit?

A visitor permit can be purchased without a vehicle registration if the applicant meets the residency requirement.

What documentation do I need?

You need to bring the following with you when you come to apply for a permit:

  • One of the following forms of valid identification:
    • Connecticut Driver’s License
    • S. Passport
    • Connecticut Issued identification card
    • S. Military ID
    • CT Dept. of Social Services issued photo public assistance card
  • One of the following forms of proof of residency. Bills must be no more than one (1) month old:
    • Utility bill (gas or electric)
    • Water bill
    • Cable Television bill
    • Mortgage statement
    • Current signed lease (non-handwritten)
  • Valid vehicle registrations for each vehicle you wish to receive a permit for. Name and address on the registration must match the photo ID and proof of residency.

Do I have to come in person?

Yes, all applications must be applied for in person. Please download and complete the application form and bring it with the required documentation to:

Hartford Parking Authority
Administrative Office

11 Asylum Street
2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Is there a cost for the resident parking permit?
Each permit will cost $25 and you can pay by cash, check, money order, or credit card.

Cost may be waived if you are epileptic, fully deaf, permanently restricted to a wheelchair, permanently and totally disabled, received property tax relief, own a specially equipped handicapped vehicle, or enrolled in CT Dept. of Social Services Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) or State Administered General Assistance (SAGA) with the proper documentation.

How long is the permit valid for?
Permits will be renewed on a yearly basis. Each parking permit zone will have its own renewal month. The expiration date is located on parking permit sticker.

How long will I have to renew my permit after it expires?
All permits must be renewed within fifteen days of permit expiration.

What if I owe parking tickets or taxes?
Permits will not be issued to residents that owe parking citations or delinquent property taxes to the City of Hartford.

If you have recently paid any parking citations please bring the receipt with you when you apply.

If you have recently paid any delinquent taxes please bring the DMV release with you when you apply.

What happens if I don’t have a permit?

Anyone who parks in an identified residential parking zone is subject to a forty-five dollar ($45) fine for each violation. Not having a permit includes, but is not limited to the following scenarios:

  • Failure to properly affix/display while parked in an established Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Zone
  • Parking in a RPP zone with no permit
  • Parking in a RPP zone with an expired permit
  • Utilizing a false/fake RPP

When can a permit be used?

A vehicle with a valid permit can park without restriction in a legal parking space within the designated residential permit zone except:

  • During snow bans, emergency, or other authorized parking restriction
  • Outside the time frame posted on street signs

Where do I place the permit in my car?
A visitor permit shall be placed on the passenger side dash board.

Affix the resident permit on the inside of the vehicles lower right back glass as shown below:

Permit-Location

Where do I go to get a parking permit?
Hartford Parking Authority Administrative Office is located at
11 Asylum Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06103

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