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Residential Parking Permits
Explanation of Parking Permits and Expirations:
Yellow – For residents of College Heights, including UMW students, who live on streets posted with signs that read: “Residential Permit Parking Only.”
Orange – For employees of downtown businesses, including city employees, to allow them to park on streets posted with signs that read: “No Parking 5am – 8am Except Residents.” NOTE: Vehicles with orange decals are NOT exempt from two-hour parking restrictions.
Blue – For downtown residents who live on streets that exempt them from restrictions.
Green – For UMW students who live in College Heights on streets that are NOT posted with signs that read “Residential Permit Parking Only.”
How to Obtain a New Parking Permit:
Permits must be obtained from the Records Division at Police Headquarters, 2200 Cowan Blvd. The Records Division is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.
Residents must present a photo ID and a copy of the vehicle registration for every vehicle that requires a permit. If the ID and vehicle registration do not display the pertinent city address, the resident must provide proof of residency (ie, copy of lease, utility bill, property bill of sale).
The parking permits are FREE.
Once obtained, the parking decal must be prominently displayed on the rear bumper of the vehicle in order to avoid the issuance of a parking citation. Display of the parking permit will also allow the vehicle owner to park in the VRE parking lots that are restricted to city residents.
Note for VRE commuters: If you are a city resident, but you are NOT eligible to obtain one of the above permits, you must obtain a city decal to park in the VRE lots that are restricted to city residents. City decals are available for $2.00 at the Treasurer's Office, City Hall, 715 Princess Anne Street. Click HERE for more information.
Any questions, please contact the Records Division at (540)372-1165.
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