Crescent Park Residential Parking Permits

The Crescent Park No Overnight Parking (NOP) permit program was initiated as a response to resident concerns about non-Palo Alto residents parking within the neighborhood. A no-overnight restriction was implemented to eliminate parking from outside sources. View the Crescent Park Map to confirm your block's participation in the program.

The NOP program restricts parking from outside sources during the hours of 2 a.m. – 5 a.m. Only residents of streets within the program boundaries are eligible to purchase permits.

How to Get a Permit

How to Get a Permit

Step 1.Gather Your Documents

To obtain a permit, you will need proof of Crescent Park residency i.e. driver’s license, Palo Alto utility bill, lease, mortgage statement, etc. and vehicle registration information and vehicle registration information.

Step 2.Establish or Sign In

Visit the Duncan Solutions Permit Portal and create or sign into your account.

Step 3.Register Your Vehicle

 In the Duncan Solutions Permit Portal, click “Register New Vehicle” and fill in the required fields.

Step 4.Order Permit

For a Crescent Park Residential Preferential Parking Permit, click Type: 2022-23 CRESCENT PARK ANNUAL RESIDENT HANGTAG. Select the vehicle, add to cart, upload documents, and check out.

Step 5.What to Expect Next

Following checkout, a confirmation email will be provided and your permit order will be fulfilled digitally or mailed as appropriate. Digital RPP permits will be activated on the following business day after purchase. Once your purchase is complete, the payment receipt via email will serve as a temporary permit, valid 30 days after purchase. If receiving a physical hangtag, please print and fully display, face-up until your order arrives by mail. Physical RPP Permits are processed and shipped by USPS, and we recommend ordering your permits in advance to avoid shipping delays. ***If your annual or daily hangtag does not arrive within ten business days after purchase, please email

Duncan Solutions Portal Help

If you need additional help on the Duncan Solutions permit portal, consult this Step by Step Duncan Permit Purchasing Guide(PDF, 1MB) or check out the FAQ(PDF, 234KB). On occasion, permit emails will be directed to your spam/junk folder. Please check this folder if you do not receive a message in your inbox. For technical or fulfillment issues, please contact our permit vendor for assistance. You can reach Duncan Solutions between 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST at (866) 210-2417; please listen carefully to the full list of menu options to reach the phone tree's permit section. You can also email Duncan at

To fully utilize the online system, we ask RPP participants to review the instructions to apply for a permit. Visit the Permit Portal and create an account with the required information:

  1. Secure your login credentials by email (permit emails may be directed to your spam/junk folder)
  2. Enter vehicle information
  3. Order your permits - Online permit renewal for residents will begin the following year
  4. Customer will be charged a service fee of $1.00 for each permit
  5. Submit program eligibility documentation
  6. If applicable, pay for permits
  7. Monitor inbox for order confirmation

Residents creating new accounts will be required to upload proof of residency (i.e., driver’s license & Palo Alto utility bill, lease, or mortgage statement etc.). For more information, please review the RPP Administrative Guidelines.


Annual Permit Types

Annual Permits can be purchased by RPP Program area residents and intended for use by the residents of a specific property within the RPP Program district.

Hangtag Permits are permits hung from the rear-view mirror or fully displayed, face-up on the front dashboard and may be used by the resident, nanny, baby-sitter, caregiver, household employee, or other regular visitor to the property. Annual RPP Permit Hangtags must be purchased by the resident of the property and may be transferred between standard passenger motor vehicles.

Daily Once-Use Scratch Off Hangtag or Date-Specific Printable Daily Permits can be purchased by Program residents for visitors. These are one-day permits hung from the rear-view mirror or fully displayed, face-up on the front dashboard. These are one-day permits may be used for events or gatherings at a household. Daily permits must be purchased by a resident of the household with an active online account and are valid on a specific date and expires at 11:59 PM. Daily permits expire at the of the program year and are not refundable, all sales are final. 

  • Each dwelling unit within the District may purchase up to 2 annual permits between Oct 1 - Sept 30, which may be used on any passenger vehicle including household visitor vehicles. 
  • Fees: $51.00 per permit and prorated $26.00 if purchased after April 1st.


Residential Parking Permit Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a Crescent Park Residential Parking Permit, you must have:

  • An online user account in the residents’ name and address;
  • A current DMV registration for the vehicle; and
  • Proof of residency/ownership in the resident’s/owner’s name reflecting the permit address in the RPP Program area