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Explanation of Parking Permits:  

Residents who live on a street with the designation, “Resident Permit Parking” or “Two Hour Parking Except by Permit,” must display a parking permit.

Parking permits must be prominently displayed on the rear bumper of the vehicle to avoid the issuance of a parking citation.

Blue: Issued to downtown residents who reside north of Lafayette Blvd. 

Grey: Issued to residents of the Fall Hill corridor.

Purple: Issued to residents of College Terrace.

Red: Issued to downtown residents who reside south of Lafayette Blvd. 

Yellow: Issued to residents of College Heights.

White: Issued to residents of the Downtown Business District. Those residents who reside in the Downtown Business District may park, with a valid parking permit, in those areas of the 100 block of Charlotte Street and in those areas of the 200 block of Amelia Street that are signed as '2 hour parking except by permit' without having to abide by the 2 hour parking limit.

Visitor parking permits: Issued two per household upon issuance of a parking permit*. Visitor parking permits must be displayed on the vehicle’s rear-view mirror to avoid the issuance of a parking citation and will expire consistent with the date on the accompanying parking permits.          

*Does not apply to white parking permits. Downtown business district residents are not eligible for visitor parking permits.

City-controlled VRE parking lots: The City designates several parking areas as ‘City Residents Only’. Vehicles that park in City-controlled parking lots must display a City parking permit or a City decal. Visitor parking permits do not authorize vehicles to park in City-controlled parking lots. Residents who are ineligible for a parking permit may purchase a City decal at City Hall. A $2 fee will be assessed for a City decal.

There is currently no fee to obtain a parking permit. The City Council may, during its budget deliberations in the spring of 2019, consider imposing a fee for permits issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2020. Permits being issued now are valid through December 31, 2019 unless otherwise noted on the permit.

Lost permits: Replacement permits cost $25 each, cash only.


Documents Required to Obtain a New Parking Permit:

Parking permits are issued in two categories; property owners and non-owners. The following documents shall be submitted with a parking permit application:

Property owner: A Parking Permit Application, a copy of the vehicle registration for the vehicle on which the decal will be displayed, and a copy of the driver’s license of the primary driver of the vehicle.

Non-owner: A Parking Permit Application, a copy of the vehicle registration for the vehicle on which the decal will be displayed, a copy of the driver’s license of the primary driver of the vehicle, and a copy of a current lease with the applicant’s name listed as a tenant. Tenants on a month-to-month lease must provide a current copy of a utility bill.

Please also note that zoning restrictions permit only three unrelated persons to live in a single dwelling unit in the City; no more than three permits will be issued for vehicles in a unit unless additional documentation is submitted showing a familial relationship between/among the residents of the dwelling unit. Permits will NOT be issued for the vehicles of those who claim to live in a dwelling unit, but whose name does not appear as a tenant on the lease. Applicants who live in a building with multiple units should include their unit number (i.e., “Apartment 1” or “Unit A”) on their application.

All documents shall reflect the address of the property for which the applicant is inquiring and shall be non-expired. Active military or others who are exempt from driver’s license or vehicle registration regulations shall present proof of residency, such as a deed, or current utility bill.

Permits issued to non-owners shall expire at the conclusion of the applicant’s rental agreement. Permits issued after June 26, 2018 to property owners who reside on the property will be valid through December 31, 2019, except that permits expire with transfer of the property to a new owner.

Where to Obtain a New Parking Permit:

In person at the Fredericksburg Police Department Records Section, located at 2200 Cowan Boulevard. The Records Section is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   

Via email by submitting the required documents listed above to . Requests submitted via email or mail must also include a Parking Permit Application.

By mailing the required documents listed above to the Fredericksburg Police Department, attention Records Section. The mailing address is 2200 Cowan Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
   
For more information regarding recent changes, please see the below documents that were mailed from the City Manager's Office on July 20, 2018 to affected residents:

Parking notice mail on July 20, 2018 to affected residents.

Newly designated parking permit areas- College Heights.
Newly designated parking permit areas- College Terrace & south of William Street.
Sign examples.
Zone Map College Terrace
Zone Map College Heights South
Zone Map College Heights

Contractor Parking Permits:

Section 16-32B of the City Code of Fredericksburg, Virginia allows that, "A licensed contractor, engaged in construction of a building adjacent to the public right-of-way, may park one (1) vehicle in front of the site for extended periods of time beyond the established time limit, provided the contractor has prior written approval from the Chief of Police and the City Manager. 
The Contractor's Parking Permit can run for no more than thirty (30) days at a time". Please submit completed forms to the Records Section at the Police Department or via email to .

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


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