Downtown Employer & Employee Parking

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Downtown Employer & Employee Parking

To help ease parking congestion, employers and employees in the designated Downtown RPP district must purchase permits to park on-street for more than 2 hours.

Downtown RPP District Parking

The Downtown Palo Alto Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program requires all employers and employees to have a permit to park on the street for more than 2 hours between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday.  

Other Parking Options

Employees of businesses in the downtown parking assessment district may purchase annual permits for long-term parking in any of the off-street parking lots and garages. Parking permits are available for $806.00/year.

Transferable Permits are also available for select garages. Transferable permits are sold to one individual and can be used on multiple vehicles. Transferable permits are sold at a two-quarter maximum. Visit Revenue Collections on the Ground Floor of the Palo Alto Civic Center or call (650) 329-2252 for more information.

To learn more, please visit our Downtown Parking page.

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