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Department of Transportation
200 E. Santa Clara St.
8th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-3850
Fax:     (408) 292-6092

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Residential Permit Parking
Residential Permit Parking (RPP) zones have been established in various neighborhoods to limit the intrusion of vehicles from outside the neighborhood. Due to prior program reductions, the City only has resources to support existing zones with the issuance and renewal of permits. At this time, the City does not have resources to create new, or expand existing permit zones.

Obtain a Permit
To obtain a parking permit you must live in, own residential property, or operate a business in a parking permit zone. Generally this means that your residence or business must be located on the same side of the street and block face where permit parking signs are posted.

Using the Interactive Map

Step 1: Zoom in to your neighborhood, or search by your address and interact with the thick colored lines (if any) that appear nearby.  These lines represent the curb faces of the different permit parking zones.
Step 2: By interacting with these lines a pop-up window will appear enabling you to see the zone name and to open that zone's permit application (acrobat .pdf file). 

(View .pdf maps of RPP Zones)

This map shows the extents of On-street Parking in permit restricted areas per City Ordinance(s). 
Please contact the Department of Transportation at (408) 535-3850 or 
 if you have more specific questions about your location or address. Residential Permit Parking Application


You may obtain a permit in person or by mail. To reduce wait time when obtaining a permit in person, download and complete the application for the zone you live in prior to visiting us. Please read the entire application instructions and note that you will need to provide the required documents specified on the application prior to obtaining a permit. Bring your completed application and necessary documents to the Department of Transportation, located in the City Hall Tower, Eighth Floor, 200 East Santa Clara Street.    

If you do not wish to apply in person, you may mail your application with copies of the required documents to: 

Residential Permit Parking

Department of Transportation

200 E. Santa Clara Street

San Jose, California 95113 

Upon receipt of a completed application, we will process and mail the requested permits back to you.

Special Permits
  • Single Use Permits - Temporary single use permits are available for short-term special events, such as birthday parties. Not to exceed seventy-two (72) hours. 
  • Special Use Permits - Valid for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, can be issued to contractors that are actively working on a property within an RPP zone. 

If you are unsure as to whether your residence or business is in a permit zone, or would like to discuss other specific permit needs, please contact us at (408) 535-3850 or email .