About the Parking Pass Program
The Visitor Parking Pass (VPP) program is designed to allow guests of District residents to park for more than two hours on Residential Permit Parking or RPP-zoned blocks. A VPP is only valid during the hours of RPP enforcement and in the same RPP zone and ANC boundary as the residence. The passes are not necessary on holidays or other times when parking restrictions are not subject to enforcement.
The VPP can be used to provide temporary Residential Permit Parking (RPP) privileges in the following eligible wards:
Ward 1 - all Ward 1 residents
Ward 2 - 2F only. All other Ward 2 ANCs have opted out of the program.
Wards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 - all residents that live on RPP blocks
Residents who live on a commercial zone block are not eligible for VPP or RPP. Non-residential address types are not eligible for VPP/RPP.
Approved VPPs are mailed every Friday via first class mail.
How to Register for VPP
To register for a Visitor Parking Pass online, please follow these six easy steps:
Step 1: Click on the "Register for 2017 VPP" button at the bottom of the webpage.
Step 2: Enter your address number and street name only -- without using commas or periods -- and then click the "Verify Address" button. (When registering for a VPP, your street name must be spelled completely out.) The street, road, avenue, drive or place can be abbreviated with no commas or periods.
Example: 55 M Street SE or 55 Porter St NW
Step 3: Find your address on the list that appears, click on it, and then hit the "Next" button on the bottom of the webpage.
Step 4: Enter your contact information. Include your first and last name, unit number if this is an apartment building or legal unit telephone number and email address as prompted.
* First name: John
* Last name: Doe
* Unit or apt number: Unit 2
* Telephone number: 202-671-2700
Step 5: Enter your DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)-issued Drivers License or Non-Drivers Identification Number. This number is seven digits located at the top of the identification card.
Alternatively, if you are a homeowner, but do not have a DC DMV-issued Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card Number, enter your property’s Square/Suffix/Lot Number (can be searched here)
Step 6: Review your information, click on the box next to "I certify that the information provided on this application is accurate," and then click "Submit Your Request." Once your request has been submitted you will NOT be able to make any changes.
Step 7: Record your confirmation number for your records, or click "Print Confirmation Page" to print a confirmation page.
Example of Confirmation Message: Thank you for submitting your request. Your confirmation number is ____123456789______. Please click here to print a confirmation page.
If you have any questions, please contact DDOT's call center at (202) 671-2700 during normal business hours, between 8:15 am to 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday.
How to Check for Eligibility
If you experience problems registering for Visitor Parking Pass online, please contact DDOT's call center at (202) 671-2700.
Register for the 2017 VPP. Residents can begin to register for the 2017 VPP through November 1, 2017. It provides dates on expected VPP passes.
Frequently Asked Questions
See below for the General Frequently Asked Questions and the 2017 VPP Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Program at a Glance
Program Title: Visitor Parking Passes
Agency: District Department of Transportation
Office: Policy Planning and Sustainability Administration (PPSA)