Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the preliminary launch of ParkDC Permits, a new, centralized digital system for DC residents and their visitors to manage visitor, temporary, home health aide, and contractor parking permits via a single online portal.
Live testing of ParkDC Permits begins May 12 with the digital system available to residents in two Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) in Wards 1 and 6 (ANC 6B). The system opens up to residents District-wide on July 1.
“ParkDC Permits is another example of the Bowser Administration’s efforts to streamline government services and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors of the District,” said Interim DDOT Director Everett Lott. “This new technology consolidates the entire visitor parking permit process to make it more user-friendly and convenient to manage from the comfort of home.”
During the live testing, residents who live in ANC 6B in South Capitol Hill and ANC 1D in Mount Pleasant, as well as their guests, can use the digital portal and provide feedback on its functionality and accessibility.
Residents in these two neighborhoods can set up accounts and acquire and assign visitor permits for their guests or contractors who seek to legally park in Residential Permit Parking (RPP) zones within these ANCs.
Residents should contact the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to request the annual RPP permit, which is usually purchased together with vehicle registration. Park DC Permits currently applies to visitor permits only.
ANC 6B represents an area bounded roughly by the Capitol to the West, 19th Street SE to the East, East Capitol Street to the North, and Southeast and Southwest Freeways to the South.
Not sure which ANC you’re in? Find your ANC here.
Parking permits must be printed and displayed prominently in the windshield of vehicles. Permits can be printed at home, DC Public Library branches, or at kiosks located at DDOT Headquarters, the DDOT Permit Office, and Metropolitan Police Department precincts in the First and Third Districts.
The new digital portal can be accessed via the ParkDC Permits website, the ParkDC Permits mobile app (available in the Apple and Google Play stores), at DDOT kiosks, or by calling the 24 hour a day, 7-day a week call center at 202-671-2631.
The 2020 Annual Visitor Parking Passes will remain valid District-wide until September 30, 2021.