Visitor Parking


DDOT shall provide a provision of a temporary parking permit for bona fide visitors of residents.

Concurrently, DDOT shall strive to create a new, more flexible VPP program. (2013 Parking Action Agenda, §3.2, p.11)

DDOT shall allocate and regulate on-street parking; develop a city-wide management program to balance the needs of parking in support of economic development; and establish parking and curb regulations. (DDOT Establishment Act, D.C. Code § 50-921.04).

Procedures & Services

There are three types of visitor parking permits that can be used to provide temporary Residential Permit Parking (RPP) privileges:

  • Visitor Parking Pass - an annual pass that households in Wards 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F may request from DDOT. 
    • Additionally, ANC areas in Ward 2 may be added into the annual visitor parking pass (VPP) program if:
      • The ANC, by resolution, votes to request that DDOT add the ANC area to the annual VPP program area; and
      • DDOT adds the ANC area to the annual VPP program by rulemaking.
    • Each housing unit located on a residential permit parking block (or any block in Ward 1), shall be eligible to receive one (1) annual visitor parking pass.
    • Each annual visitor parking pass shall:
      • Authorize a person using the pass to park a vehicle only in the ANC area designated on the pass; and
      • Be valud during a single calendar year (from January 1 through December 31).
  • Temporary Visitor Parking Permits - 15 day temporary parking permits issued by the local Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) station or substation to District residents on behalf of their visitors or their contractors. 
  • Temporary Home Health Care Provider Parking Permits - 60 day  temporary parking permits issued to home health aides by the DMV.

Additionally, a fee can be levied for a visitor parking pass or visitor permit to cover the administrative cost of the program.

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