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Department of Transportation
200 E. Santa Clara St.
8th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-3850
Fax:     (408) 292-6092

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Permit Parking
Our parking zones have been established in various areas to limit the intrusion of vehicles from outside the area. 
  • Due to prior program reductions, the City has only had resources to support existing zones with the issuance and renewal of permits.
  • In response to concerns about past and potential higher-density development, a limited RPP program was initiated to develop guidelines to address excessive local demand. 
  • Excessive local demand is a situation in which the parking shortage is caused by a neighborhood’s own parking demand.
  • The limited RPP program is funded through June 2018, with the priority to implement the Council approved RPP zones for the Cadillac, Lynhaven, Via Monte, Hoffman, and West Berryessa neighborhoods, respectively in that order. 
  • Beyond the five approved zones and their monitoring, and adjustment if needed, the City will evaluate the interest and need for continuation of the program beyond June 2018.

  New RPP Zone RPP Application Letter  
                              Cadillac  English | Spanish                                     
 Lynhaven  English | Spanish  
 Via Monte  English | Spanish  
 Hoffman  English | Spanish  
 West Berryessa  TBA  

Obtain a Permit

To obtain a parking permit you must:
  • Live in or own residential property.
  • Operate a business in a parking permit zone. 

Generally this means that your residence or business must be located on the same side of the street and block face where permit parking signs are posted.

Residential Permit Parking Application
Aplicacion de Permiso de Estacionmiento Residencial
Tenant Verification Form

  • You may obtain a permit in person or by mail. 
  • To reduce wait time when obtaining a permit in person, download and complete the application for the zone you live in prior to visiting us. 
  • Please read the entire application instructions and note that you will need to provide the required documents specified on the application prior to obtaining a permit. 
  • Bring your completed application and necessary documents to the Department of Transportation, located in the City Hall Tower, Eighth Floor, 200 East Santa Clara Street. 

If you do not wish to apply in person, you may mail your application with copies of the required documents to: 

Residential Permit Parking 
Department of Transportation
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, California 95113 

Upon receipt of a completed application, we will process and mail the permits back to you.

Residential Permit Parking Map

Using the Interactive Map

Step 1: Zoom in to your neighborhood, or search by your address and interact with the thick colored lines (if any) that appear nearby.  These lines represent the curb faces of the different permit parking zones.
Step 2: By interacting with these lines a pop-up window will appear enabling you to see the zone name and to open that zone's permit application (acrobat .pdf file). 

 View .pdf maps of RPP Zones


This map shows the extents of On-street Parking in permit restricted areas per City Ordinance(s).  
Please contact the Department of Transportation at (408) 535-3850 or  if you have more specific questions about your location or address.


Special Permits

  • Single Use Permits - Temporary single use permits are available for short-term special events, such as birthday parties. Not to exceed seventy-two (72) hours. 
  • Special Use Permits - Valid for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, can be issued to contractors that are actively working on a property within an RPP zone. 

If you are unsure as to whether your residence or business is in a permit zone, or would like to discuss other specific permit needs, please contact us at (408) 535-3850 or email 

Business Permits

  • A business located within the Residential Permit Parking zones listed below may be eligible for parking permits for its employees, depending on the availability of off-site parking and visitor parking needs. 
  • The maximum number of permits issued is the lesser of the number of employees listed on the Business Tax Certificate or the employee directory/listing. 
  • An assessment is made prior to the issuance of any employee permit(s). 
  • To request a business permit, please read the entire instructions and complete the application. 

Note : you will need to provide the required documents specified on the application prior to obtaining any permit(s).


          Delmas Park




          St. Leo

          Civic Center

          Horace Mann


          College Park



If you are unsure as to whether your business is in a permit zone, or you have any other questions, please contact us at (408) 535-3850 or .