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Explanation of Parking Permits:  

  • Blue- Issued to downtown residents who are impacted by the Commuter Rail Station, north of Lafayette Blvd. 
  • Green- Issued to University of Mary Washington students who live on streets that are posted with signs that read, “No UMW Parking”, but that are not posted with signs that read, “Resident Permit Parking Only”.
  • Red- Issued to residents who live in areas impacted by the Commuter Rail Station, south of Lafayette Blvd. 
  • Yellow- Issued to residents, including University of Mary Washington students, who live in College Heights and College Terrace and whose streets are posted with signs that read, “Resident Permit Parking Only”.
  • Orange- Issued to employees of downtown businesses to allow them to park on streets that are posted with signs that read, “No Parking 5:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m. Except Residents”.
         NOTE: Vehicles with orange permit decals are NOT exempt from two hour parking restrictions. 
  • Visitor Parking Permits- Issued, two per household, to residents of the Blue, Red, and Yellow parking zones.

All parking permits above are valid for a period of one year (365 days) from the date of issuance.

Documents Required to Obtain a New Parking Permit:


  • Yellow, Red, and Blue- Residents are required to present their driver’s license and vehicle registration. Active military or others who are exempt from driver’s license or vehicle registration regulations will need to present proof of residency, such as a deed, lease, or current utility bill.
  • Orange- Employees are required to present their driver’s license, vehicle registration and written notice from their employer confirming employment within the downtown business district of the City of Fredericksburg.
  • Green- Students are required to present a University of Mary Washington student ID card, vehicle registration and proof of residency such as a deed, lease, or current utility bill.

Where to Obtain a New Parking Permit:

Once obtained, Parking Permits must be prominently displayed on the rear bumper of the vehicle to avoid the issuance of a parking citation. Display of a Parking Permit will also allow the vehicle to be parked in the VRE parking lots are restricted to City of Fredericksburg residents.

Visitor Parking Permits must be displayed on the vehicle’s rear-view mirror to avoid the issuance of a parking citation.

Please direct parking related questions to the Records Section at (540) 372-1165.

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