Parking Permits (Updated 09/01/2004)
RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS
"Hotline" @ 267-1104 Purpose of Program
The purpose of the residential parking permit program is to
prevent commuter parking on residential streets. People who
live in a residential parking permit program area may purchase
permits from the Madison Parking Division Office. These permits
allow residents of that area to exceed the posted one or two
hour parking limit on the street. Several permit parking areas
in the Central Business District are very crowded due to a
large number of vehicle owners living in the area and there
being only a few streets suitable for residential parking.
Therefore, the permits allow residents of an area to park for
longer than one or two hours when they find a space. However,
a Residential Parking Permit does NOT guarantee you a parking
place. It allows you the right to park IF you find a parking
space.There are several areas where more permits are sold than
there are available on-street parking spaces: 1,2,3,4,5, and
9. see overview map
suggest that residents of these areas seek alternatives to
on-street parking for their vehicles.To Apply for a Residential
1. You must live in an area shown on
the Residential Parking Permit Boundaries map (some addresses
may not be eligible). The map can be obtained from the Parking
Division - see item #6 for contact information.
2. If the vehicle for which you are requesting
a permit is owned by you, it must be properly registered
to your permanent home address. To change your registration
to your permanent address, fill out Post Office Change of
Address Form #PS3575 (available at any US Post Office) or
call the Wisconsin Department of Transportation at (608)266-2353.
3. Any outstanding parking tickets must
be resolved before you apply for a residential parking permit.
If you have questions about the status of parking tickets,
call the Madison Police Department at 266-4170.
4. You must bring the following with
you when you apply for a parking permit:
* Your vehicle registration form. If
this is not possible, we may be able to access this information
if you know your license plate number, but delays are likely
or we may not be able to process your application.
* Your driver's license.
* Proof of where you are living such as a signed lease, utility
bill or bank statement dated within the last thirty days as
well as your name and current address (personal mail is not
acceptable). Note: Between August 15 and Sept 15 a lease signed
by the applicant and owner/rental agent is required as proof
5. The vehicle for which you are requesting
a permit must be owned by you, your child, your parents,
legal guardian, spouse or registered domestic partner, or
be a leased or company vehicle which is assigned to you.
If it is a company vehicle, a letter (on company letterhead)
stating that you are the assigned driver of the vehicle is
6. Permits can be obtained from the Madison
Parking Division, Madison Municipal Building, Suite 100,
215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., between the hours of 7:30
a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. All permit applicants
are required to complete an "Application and Affidavit" form
or a "Renewal Application/Affidavit" form.
7. The permit cost is $21.00 for the
Sept. 1, 2004 to Aug. 31, 2005 period.For a complete listing
of Madison Parking Policy, please click here.