The Office of Transportation is responsible for developing and implementing parking policies and programs that serve the needs of residents, employees, and visitors, while also supporting City transportation and environmental goals.
The Palo Alto Action Plan presents comprehensive parking strategies for developing parking policy and implementation plans in the City of Palo Alto, coordinated by the Office of Transportation.
More information coming soon.
Residential preferential parking districts, established by ordinance (Ordinance No. 5294), are intended to restore and enhance the quality of life in residential neighborhoods by reducing the impact of parking associated with nearby businesses and institutional uses. Learn more about the RPP programs in the following neighborhoods:
Palo Alto Employers and employees may purchase permits to park on the street, or at any of the area off-street parking lots and garages. Learn more about the parking in the following districts and neighborhoods:
All day visitor parking permits are also available for all off-street parking lots and garages. Learn more about Palo Alto visitor parking.
Please visit the Administrative Services Department's Pay a Citation page.
A new sales cycle for both off-street and on-street employee parking permits are now on sale. Learn more about RPP employee permits. Learn more about off-street permits in public lots and garages.
This FAQs of the Recent RPP Updates provides background and context for recent changes to the RPP programs related to transitioning to License Plate Recognition and Virtual Permits, including information about the removal of the first free residential permit in Downtown and Evergreen-Park Mayfield districts.
Have questions about parking? Need help with your parking needs? Appointments are available at City Hall with Parking staff.
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Last updated on May 31, 2022