Residential Parking Permits

About Permits
Throughout the City, several areas have been designated Residential Parking Zones.  If a block is part of a designated Zone, you must have a permit to park for more than two hours during the posted times.

HOW MUCH DOES A PERMIT COST?
The cost for a Residential Parking Permit is $10.00. 

HOW LONG IS A PERMIT VALID?
The permit is valid for as long as you own the vehicle.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES I CAN REGISTER?
No. However there are several other requirements to register your vehicle.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER MY VEHICLE?
Your vehicle must have Maryland tags and must be registered to your City of Hyattsville address. 

Maryland Law requires that address changes be submitted to the Motor Vehicle Administration within 60 days of the move.  If you move to Maryland from out-of-state, you must register your vehicle in Maryland within 60 days of moving into the state.

WHAT ABOUT GUEST PARKING?
Every resident can obtain two guest passes, at no additional charge, when the application for a Residential Parking Permit is submitted.

WHAT DOES THE PERMIT LOOK LIKE?
The permit is a sticker.  Please place it on the back of your interior rear view mirror.

WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT TO OBTAIN A PERMIT?
Click here to download an application form.  Mail the application, along with a check or money order for $10, payable to City of Hyattsville Police, to this address:
Parking Registration
4310 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781
No additional documentation is required.

WHAT IF I HAVE OUT-OF-STATE TAGS OR TEMPORARY TAGS?
With the exception of the situations outlined below, no Residential Parking Permits will be issued for vehicles bearing out-of-state or temporary tags.  You can purchase a one-time 60-day temporary permit for $10.00, which can be exchanged for a permanent sticker at no charge once the vehicle is registered to your current City of Hyattsville address.

EXCEPTION FOR STUDENTS
Out-of-state students residing in Hyattsville must obtain a non-resident permit from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. This allows the student to continue displaying out of state tags while living in Maryland. This permit, as well as proof of residency in the City, must be submitted when applying for a Residential Parking Permit.

EXCEPTION FOR ACTIVE MILITARY
Active military personnel residing in Hyattsville can obtain a Residential Parking Permit for a vehicle bearing out-of-state tags. A valid active duty military ID, as well as proof of residency in the City, must be submitted when applying for a Residential Parking Permit.

EXCEPTION FOR LEASED VEHICLES and COMPANY VEHICLES

Leased vehicles and company vehicles can obtain a Residential Parking Permit if sufficient documentation can be provided.  This would include proof of residency for the operator of the vehicle in addition to documentation from the vehicle owner showing assignment of the vehicle to the resident.