Renew online, in person, or by mail; existing permits expire June 30, 2023.
Use our parking permit portal to renew your residential parking permit or sign up for a new one by June 30, when 2022-2023 permits expire.
Starting July 1, you will need a 2023-2024 permit to avoid getting ticketed in Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) areas.
Residents with a 2023 permit should have received a renewal notice letter by May 1 with instructions. If you did not receive a notice, use the parking permit portal to renew an existing permit or apply for a new one.
If you do not renew your permit before July 1, 2023 you'll need to submit a new permit application, including your photo ID and current vehicle registration.
Use our parking permit portal to renew your existing permit, apply for a new permit, or get one-day digital visitor permits. One-day digital visitor permits are valid for 24 hours from the time of activation. A hangtag visitor permit for a single day or 14 days can be purchased in person at the Customer Service Center.
Renew your permit online
Most residents can use their existing login information to renew parking permits on the portal.
Some residents may need to use a link code from their renewal letter to renew their permits. If you lost the letter, request the code by calling 311 inside Berkeley limits or (510) 981-2489.
If your renewal has incorrect information, such as listing the wrong RPP area, use the portal to apply for a new permit online. Likewise, residents whose permits are labeled "Suspended" in the online portal must re-apply to verify residency.
New online applications will be approved in 5-7 business days, and you will receive a confirmation receipt via email when your application is submitted and again once it is approved. Permits are not valid until an application has been approved and payment is received.
Renew by mail or in-person
To renew by mail, fill out the payment coupon included with your renewal letter, enclose payment by check or money order, and send it to the address listed in the letter, City of Berkeley RPP Permit Renewal, PO Box 29, Berkeley CA 94701.
To renew in person, bring your renewal letter to the Customer Service Center to complete the purchase.
In-person purchases may be completed by cash, check, money order, Visa, or Mastercard.
Apply for a new permit
If you need to re-apply for a permit, you may do so via the parking permit portal, in person, or by mail.
If applying by mail, download the application and mail the completed forms with your supporting documents and payment by check or money order to:
City of Berkeley Customer Service Center
1947 Center St, 1st floor
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Note that permits are not valid until an application has been approved and payment is received. A mailed application will take longer to process.
Online or in-person renewals are the safest ways to avoid a ticket.
Enforced through license plates, not stickers
Once your application has been approved, your license plate will be your permit. You will not receive a sticker in the mail.
Be sure to renew your permit online, by mail, or in person by June 30.