The Residential Permit Parking (RPP) program was established in the 1970s to protect neighborhoods and ensure residents could find parking on their blocks. The RPP program limits on-street parking to participating residents living on designated blocks, where parking is limited to two hours during the hours of operation for those vehicles without the appropriate zone RPP sticker.
This is a jointly administered program provided by the District Departments of Transportation, Public Works, and Motor Vehicles.
Residents have successfully petitioned to have more than 4,100 residential blocks included in the program. You can search for streets that have been set aside for permit parking at Residential Permit Parking Block Data Inquiry.
To use this feature, please enter a street name. You do not have to enter an ST or AVE suffix. You can enter a partial or complete street name. Block and ward numbers are optional but they can help narrow your search.
If your street is not on the list, you can petition DDOT to initiate a permit parking program.
If you live on a commercial block, an RPP will not be issued.
To ensure District residents have access to parking near their homes.
Service at a Glance
Program Title: Residential Permit Parking
Agency: District Department of Transportation
Office: Planning and Sustainability Division (PSD)
- Proposed Changes to RPP Regulations
- First Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise the Residential Permit Parking Program -- FAQ
- Residential Permit Parking Brochure
- Residential Permit Parking Petition - Standard Form
- Residential Permit Parking Petition - Extended Hours
- Residential Permit Parking Map
- Residential Permit Parking Blocks (interactive)