College Terrace Residential Parking Permits


Parking enforcement (ticketing) has been paused in all commercial and residential parking districts since March 2020.

Enforcement will continue to be paused until September 30, 2021; it will resume on October 1, 2021 in all commercial and residential parking districts. Vehicles without valid permits will receive warning notices only, but no tickets/citations through September 30, 2021.

Exception: Enforcement for issues like parking during street-sweeping, blocking fire hydrants and red curbs, and any other violations prohibited by law is always in effect.


The College Terrace Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) provides parking relief to residents, students, employees, and employers who regularly park on neighborhood streets in the area. (View Map)

The College Terrace RPPP allows vehicles displaying a resident permit (decal), guest permit (hangtag), or day permit (hangtag), to use on-street parking, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition, all vehicles not displaying a permit, may park up to two hours during these specified time periods. Vehicles not displaying a permit, during these specified time periods and exceeding the 2-hour maximum parking allowance are cited by the Palo Alto Police Department.

If you are a resident of the area and interested in a parking permit, please visit the permit portal.

Permit Portal