Office hour change notice: The residential parking permit office has adjusted open office hours due to recent staffing changes. The new open office hours are: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. No permit applications will be accepted from 12-1 p.m. and after 3 p.m.

2020 Residential Parking Permits are now available. Current parking permits will expire December 31, 2019. Residents must renew permits annually and will receive parking citations if permits are not current. Read on below the map for instructions for how to renew a permit. For any additional questions on how to renew a Residential Parking Permit, contact

To determine permit eligibility, area information, and renewal periods, check out the new Interactive RPP Eligibility Map below.  You can also review your street block Permit Eligibility Listing.

You can also view a larger map of residential parking permit eligibility. This map contains options to search for addresses, instructions on applying for permits and more.


  • There are two different renewal periods. We encourage residents to renew their permits before the expiration deadline below as there is no grace period for permits. Please check the street/zone/color district in the Permit Eligibility Listing to see what renewal period you are in.
    • Orange area permits (area around the University of Texas campus) expire July 31 of each year.
    • All other color area permits expire December 31 of each year.
  • There are two types of yearly permits: Visitor hang-tags and resident vehicle decals. No more than two visitor hang-tags can be purchased per residence.
  • Permits cost $15 each, plus sales tax. Each household has a limit/max amount of permits and types of permits that can be purchased. Please check the Permit Eligibility Listing to verify how many permits/ permit types your residence can receive, prior to filling out an application.
  • Cost break down for permits, including sales tax:
    • 1 permit = $16.24
    • 2 permits = $32.48
    • 3 permits = $48.71
    • 4 permits = $64.95
  • Scratch-off day passes are $1 each, plus sales tax. Each eligible RPP residence can purchase 20 day passes at one time. Day passes can be purchased at the time of yearly permit purchase or at any time thought out the permit year. To be eligible for day passes, a resident has to have purchased yearly permits for their residence.

How to Apply for Permits

In-Person Option

  1. Fill out the application and have proof of residency information ready.
  2. Bring application, identification card, proof of residency, and payment (exact cash, check, or credit accepted) to:

    Parking Enterprise Office
    1111 Rio Grande St
    Austin, TX 78701
    Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. No permit applications will be accepted from 12-1 p.m. and after 3 p.m.

Available parking is on-street paid parking only, so please be prepared to pay the meter. See the location map and where to park nearby.

  1. Please expect a minimum of 15 minutes, depending on volume, to complete the process to obtain your permits.


  1. Fill out the application and attach copies of proof of residency and driver’s license.
  2. Mail application, with copies of proof of residency, driver’s license and check or money order (Checks payable to the City of Austin) to:

City of Austin
Austin Transportation Department
Parking Enterprise Division
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, Texas 78767-1088

  1. Please allow 7 to 10 business days, from the date application is received, for us to process your order and for return mail to receive your permits back. If you mail in your application with payment, please note that it will take a minimum of one week from the date the application is received for you to receive your permits. If the deadline has passed for your renewal date, it is recommended that you come to the Parking Enterprise Office to obtain permits to avoid citations for expired permits.

Digital/Email Option

  1. Fill out the application and attach copies of proof of residency and driver’s license to
  2. Payment can be handled in two ways:
    • Pay over the phone with credit card once application is verified by staff.
    • Pay in person at the Parking Enterprise Office once you receive confirmation from City staff that permits are ready.
  3. Once payment is received, the permits will be mailed out to the address listed on the application.
  4. If picking up permits, an identification card is required for verification.