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SCHEDULES & ROUTES

The overnight parking restriction in the City of Pasadena will be lifted from December 23rd through January 3rd. Overnight parking enforcement will resume on the morning of January 4th. All other parking rules and restrictions will be enforced during this time.

Annual Overnight Parking Permit Renewal with Staggered Expiration Dates

Annual permits addresses have been sectioned into three groups.

Permit Fees, Groups and Expiration Dates.

Group A (Adelaide Dr to Grand Ave)
$77.00 Expiration Date 12/31/2019

Group B (Grand Oaks to Oak Knoll Terrace)
$93.75 Expiration Date 3/31/2019

Group C (Oakdale to Zanja St)
$131.25 Expiration Date 9/30/2019

You may pay with cash, check, VISA, Master Card, American Express, Discover or most ATM cards. The fee for the permit is prorated quarterly.

Other Permits

Annual Permit

Annual Overnight On-Street Parking Permit Basic Qualifications:

  • You must have more vehicles than the available off-street parking at your residence.
  • All vehicles MUST be currently registered to the address on the application.

Annual Daytime On-Street Parking Permit Basic Qualifications:

  • You must have more vehicles than the available off-street parking at your residence.
  • All vehicles MUST be currently registered to the address on the application.
  • You must have an overnight permit to receive a daytime permit.

Qualified applicants can receive up to a maximum of 2 permits per residence.

Application Process

An application form must be completed and submitted to the Parking Division in person, online, or by mailing in application. A separate application form MUST be submitted for each vehicle requiring a permit. The Parking Office will review your application for permit eligibility at the time of submittal. There is a permit application fee of $47.00 for applications requiring a field inspection. The application fee will be deducted from permit fees for approved applications.

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A photo copy must be provided of valid and CURRENT vehicle registration for ALL VEHICLES parked at your residence. ALL vehicle registration(s) submitted MUST show and match the address as listed on the application.

After your completed application and the photocopies of your vehicle registration(s) have been received and processed, the Parking Division will then investigate the following criteria:

  • Verification of the information listed on the application.
  • Your property is subject to a field inspection for verification of parking spaces on the property.
  • Vehicle is not oversized (i.e. not in excess of 7 feet in height or width).
  • The actual number of parking spaces at the residence. Parking spaces available on the property shall not be used for purposes such as storage. This includes using your garage or driveway for any purpose other than the parking of your passenger vehicle.
  • Vehicles registered as “non-operational” with the Department of Motor Vehicles are considered storage and will be cause for denial of your application.
  • Verification that adequate off-street parking, whether free or paid, is not available within 600 feet of your residence.You will not qualify for a temporary parking permit, if you can obtain an additional parking place at your complex by paying an extra monthly fee or if there is a commercial parking lot that allows overnight parking for a fee.

Approved Applications

If your parking permit application is approved, you will be notified by phone, letter or email depending on how you applied. Your permit can be mailed or picked up at the Parking Division office. Payment is due at the time you receive your permit. Approved permit applications are only valid for 30 days from the approval date. Permits not picked up during that time will be voided.

Note: Receipt of notification does not exempt you from citation if your temporary permit has expired.

Denied Applications

If your parking permit application is denied, the Parking Division will notify you by mail. Should you have any questions regarding the denial, please call (626) 744-7665.

 

Students

If you are a student living in Pasadena while attending school in the area and your vehicle is registered to your primary residence at a different location, in addition to completing an application for the parking permit and providing ALL of the registrations for the vehicles parking at your residence, you will need to complete a STUDENT REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION FORM in order to be exempted from the change of address requirement. You MUST also provide a copy of your valid driver’s license and your valid current student identification card and/or current school registration at the time you submit the application. These requirements shall apply to all students living at the residence.

Download the Student Parking Permit

Company Vehicles

If you have a car registered to a company that you take home at night, in addition to the vehicle registration, you will need to provide a letter from your supervisor on your company’s letterhead indicating that that specific car has been issued to you and that you are authorized to take the vehicle home at night and park it at your residence. The letter must include the address of your residence.

Commercial vehicles under the Pasadena Municipal Code shall not be parked on the street overnight.

Vehicle Updates

If you change your vehicle information in any way (i.e. paint color, new license plates) after you have purchased the permit, you must remove the decal(s) from your vehicle(s) and return them to the Pasadena Office. These permits are no longer valid because the descriptions of your vehicle will no longer match. You will need to provide valid updated information and pay a fee of $23.00 for each new replacement decal.
Permits are vehicle specific. You may not place your permit on any other vehicle. Should you wish to transfer your permit to another vehicle, you MUST remove the current decal from the original permitted vehicle and bring it into the Parking Division. You will be required to complete a new application for a vehicle transfer and submit photocopies of the valid and current registration for the new vehicle. The address on the vehicle registration must match the address where the original permit was issued. If there are no other changes, you will be issued a new permit for your new vehicle. The transfer fee is $23.00 per permit for a new decal.

Change of Address

Permits are location specific. If you move, you must remove the decal(s) from your permitted vehicle(s) and return them to the Pasadena Parking Office. You may be eligible for a prorated refund.

If you move to a location inside the City of Pasadena and still need to park your vehicle on the street, you must remove the decal(s) from your vehicle and return them to the Parking Division. They are not valid at your new address. You will need to apply for permit(s) at your new residence by going through the application process again. You will need to bring in an official stamped change of address form from the Department of Motor Vehicles along with the current registration for each one of the vehicles parked at your new residence. All registration addresses must match the address as listed on your application. If the application is approved, the fee is $23.00 per permit for a new decal.

Temporary Parking

A three-week temporary parking permit will be issued for your vehicle during the investigation process. If you have not heard from the Parking Division regarding the status of your permit prior to the expiration date of your temporary permit, you will need to come in to the Parking Division with your expiring permit to extend your temporary for an additional period of time. Extensions from the Parking Division will only be granted one time. If you have not received confirmation on the status of your permit prior to the expiration date of your extended permit, please contact the Parking Division at (626) 744-7665 to check the status.

View more information about temporary parking permits.

Temporary Overnight

This program provides residents with the means to obtain a temporary overnight and daytime parking exemption (TODPE). Temporary overnight and daytime parking exemptions may be purchased at five (5) conveniently located kiosks, throughout the City (TODPEK). Currently, only temporary overnight parking exemptions are available online (TOPEO). Residents wanting to temporarily park their vehicles on the street between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. must purchase an overnight parking exemption. Residents wanting to temporarily park their vehicles on the street between the hours of 6:00 am to 11:59 pm must purchase a daytime parking exemption. TODPEs may not be purchased after receiving a parking citation.

Temporary Overnight Parking Exemptions

Temporary overnight parking exemptions are valid only in front of or abutting any property improved exclusively for residential use. “Residential use” means either single-family or multiple family dwellings, but shall not include business, industrial or commercial properties.

Temporary Daytime Parking Exemptions

Temporary daytime parking exemptions are valid in residential, business, and commercial areas. A temporary daytime parking exemption is valid from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. and exempts vehicles from the day-time restrictions only. Daytime exemptions are not valid in metered spaces. You must obey all other posted and applicable restrictions.
When purchasing exemptions, please make sure you select the correct exemption (overnight or daytime) and that the correct number of days is accurate. No refunds will be issued for exemptions purchased.

Purchase TOPE

Overnight – $3 per night, per vehicle.
Daytime – $6 per day, per vehicle.
Maximum – 10 consecutive nights or days.

Conditions of Use

  • Overnight parking exemptions are valid only from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Daytime parking exemptions are valid only from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Exemptions expire on the date shown on receipt.
  • Receipt MUST be clearly displayed on driver’s side of vehicle dashboard.
  • Expiration date and license number MUST be legible and clearly visible to Parking Enforcement officers.
  • Temporary Overnight and Daytime parking exemptions are valid only for vehicle with matching license number listed on receipt.
  • Temporary Overnight and Daytime parking exemptions are not valid for vehicles with an expired registration or for non-operational vehicles.
  • Vehicles MUST be moved after 72 consecutive hours or be subject to citation and/or tow.
  • Temporary Overnight parking exemptions are not valid in industrial commercial or business districts.
  • Temporary Daytime Parking Exemptions are valid in residential, commercial, and business districts.
  • Overnight and Daytime Parking Exemptions are not valid at metered spaces during hours of operation.
  • Tampering with or duplication of the receipt is strictly prohibited and will prompt a citation and/or tow.
  • TODPEs do not provide exemption from any other parking laws or requirements.
  • Temporary Overnight and Daytime Parking Exemptions are not valid for commercial or over-sized vehicles.

Warning: You may be subject to a citation if your exemption does not legibly contain the license plate information and/or is not visibly displayed for parking enforcement to read.

Purchase a TOPE

You may purchase a Temporary Overnight Parking Exemption online (TOPEO) or at one of our five convenient locations (TODPEK). Currently, Temporary Daytime Parking Exemptions are only available the kiosks.