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6/9/20: Single trip and annual trip transportation permitting has resumed  

5/7/20: Tow-Away permitting for construction activities will resume on Monday, May 11. Due to ongoing concerns regarding the potential transmission of COVID-19, Tow-Away permitting will be done by a combination of emailed applications, payment over the phone, and curbside sign pick-up appointments at City Hall. 

  1. All Tow-Away permit applications must be submitted as email attachments to by noon for same day processingPlease take extra care to include correct dates, meter information, the number of signs requested, and the phone number for your payment contact.  
  2. Once your application is approved, DOT Front Desk staff will call your payment contact to process payment over the phone and arrange a curbside pick-up appointment.  
  3. Permits and signs may be picked up at the curb outside of the east door of City Hall (6th Street side) at a pre-arranged appointment of 2:00pm the day your application is approved, or 10:00am the following day. Our staff will have your permit, signs, and receipt placed on a cart near the curb and will maintain social distancing while noting your designee’s name as having received materials.
Important note regarding enforcement: Permittees are not presently required to complete and submit the Tow Log to our Parking Compliance Unit. Please note that due to current County Public Health orders associated with COVID-19, personnel will not be available for tow-support.


See below for links to applications and information regarding a variety of parking and transportation permits that are managed by DOT.

Permits Applications / Information Contacts
Clean Air Vehicle Parking (3/17/20: Suspended until further notice)
Permit Information

Downtown Lane Closure
(408) 975-3278
Downtown Monthly Parking
Permit Information
Residential Parking Permits (3/17/20: Suspended until further notice)
Permit Information
(408) 535-3850
Street Tree Permits (3/17/20: Suspended until further notice)
Permit Information (408) 794-1900
Tow-Away Permits (5/7/20: Service resumes 5/11/20)

Application (PDF)

(408) 535-3850
Haul Route Permits
(408) 975-3278
Transportation Permits - Annual and Single Trip (6/9/20: Service resumed)
(408) 535-3850

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