Before Beginning

Before ordering your residential parking permits, please be aware of the following:

  • You must read and agree to the RPZ Policy shown below
  • You must have a scanned copy of proof of residency in a zone
  • If requesting vehicle permits, you must have a scanned copy of proof of vehicle ownership for each vehicle

Residential Permit Parking Zone Policy

What Your Permits Will Do

Decals will exempt your personal vehicles from the Residential Permit Parking Zone (RPZ) parking restrictions. Please make sure that each decal issued is placed in the appropriately assigned vehicle. Decals cannot be used for any vehicle other than the one for which it was issued. The decal should be placed in the lower left-hand corner of the front windshield.

 

Visitor permits will allow your guests to legally park their vehicles on the street during the times restricted by the RPZ signs. Visitors to your home should follow the directions on the visitor permit and correctly hang the tag on the rear-view mirror of their vehicle when they are parked on the street during the times the RPZ restrictions are enforced. Be sure that your guest returns the permit to you before leaving.

 

What Your Permits Will NOT Do

RPZ permits will not exempt vehicles from any parking restrictions other than the RPZ restrictions. For instance, it will continue to be illegal to park a vehicle:

  • Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
  • Within 30 feet of a stop sign
  • Within 5 feet of a driveway
  • Within 20 feet of a crosswalk
  • More than 12 inches from a curb
  • Facing the wrong way
  • On a sidewalk or planting strip
  • On the street for longer than 24 hours without being moved
  • Within 10 feet of a mailbox between 8 am and 6 pm on delivery days
  • Anywhere else where parking is illegal as defined in the Washington State Traffic Code

 

Misuse of Parking Permits

Selling, transferring, purchasing, counterfeiting or otherwise acquiring for value RPZ permits is not permitted and may result in a $250 fine and/or the one-year loss of RPZ privileges. In addition, misused permits may also be voided and the vehicles using the permits may be ticketed. Decals are only to be used for your personal vehicles and will not exempt vehicles of your guests, babysitter, relatives, etc. from the posted parking restrictions. Remove the decal if the vehicle is sold or transferred to another. Visitor permits are only to be used by guests while they are visiting your home. The use of your visitor permits by anyone who is not visiting your home is a “misuse” of the permit.

 

Enforcement

Parking enforcement is on a complaint basis or at an officer’s discretion. If you feel enforcement of a zone is needed, please contact 425-577-5656.

 

If a permit is lost, report it to the Transportation Department, 425-452-6457 or bellevuentss@bellevuewa.gov within 3 business days. If you move from the zone, please dispose of your permits. Do not give them away or leave them at the zone residence.

For more information on Residential Permit Parking Zones, please contact Linda Glas, Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services Project Manager, at lglas@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-2841.

 


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