​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Resident Parking Permit Program (RPPP) Overview

Phoenix established the program in 1987 to address neighborhood parking intrusion challenges like those that occur in neighborhoods adjacent to the Arizona State Fairground, Chase Field, or major businesses. Parking intrusion concerns pertaining to areas not identified in the area map need to be evaluated by the On-Street Parking Zone Program​ prior to applying to create a new RPPP area.​​​


How does a neighborhood become eligible?
To qualify, the following conditions must exist:​

  • Confirmation that the On-Street Parking Zone Program did not solve parking intrusion concerns.
  • The program Fact Sheet must be distributed to impacted residents. 

  • ​Submittal of a Traffic Study Request Form. A study will be conducted to determine eligibility requirements established by the U.S. Supreme Court.   
  • A public meeting will be conducted if the traffic study requirements are met. The findings of the study and available options will be shared with residents.
  • The neighborhood will become eligible for the program if the traffic study is approved. Street Transportation Department will identify the approved area and request the City Council amend City Ordinance Section 36-157 to create a new RPPP area.

  • Residents of qualifying neighborhoods are required to pay a fee.

 General Information

What is intruder parking?
Parking inside a neighborhood by individuals traveling businesses and/or commercial properties adjacent to the neighborhood.

Are residents who live in a RPPP area required to purchase a parking permit?
No. Purchasing a parking permit is optional. You may decide to purchase the annual parking permit or refrain from parking on the street during restricted hours.

How long is the process to establish a new RPPP area?
It can take several months to establish a new area. 

Can I park in areas that have RPPP signs posted?
You may only park in the area that is indicated on the permit. Parking in an alternate area will subject you to a fine. The permit does not guarantee and/or reserve a parking space within a parking permit area. Parking is first-come, first-serve.

 Large Gatherings

​​Planning a gathering?

Notify the Street Transportation Department with the details at least two weeks in advance to request a parking exemption for guests.

If approved, you are required to notify neighbors and cover the parking signs for the duration of the party. Police will be notified to refrain from issuing tickets during the party.

Apply online to request a parking exemption. ​

 Permit Information


How much do permits cost?​
Two types of permits are available for purchase.

1) Resident permits are permanently assigned to vehicles that are registered to your name and address. Resident permits are $10.00 each per year.

2) Visitor permits are used by guests or service vehicles. Visitor Permits are limited to three per household and are $5.00 each per year.

​How can I purchase a permit?

Download and print the application​.  

Mail the completed application with a check or money order made payable to City of Phoenix Treasurer:

City of Phoenix

Resident Permit Parking Program

200 W. Washington Street, 6th Floor

Phoenix, AZ 85003

​Required Documentation when purchasing a new resident and/or visitor parking permit:

Copy of the resident's vehicle registration for each vehicle listed in the application. Be sure to have vehicle make(s), model(s), and license plate number(s) available.​

Copy of a utility bill, proof of residence, or driver's license is required to verify residency for resident and/or visitor parking permits.

How are the restrictions enforced?

The Police Department will issue tickets to vehicles that are in violation of the parking restriction. Enforcement is made by routine police patrol or by calling Crime Stop at (602)262-6151.


Contact the Resident Permit Parking Program office at (602)534-3739 or email tricia.quiroz@phoenix.gov​