Residential Permit Parking Changes Approved by the SFMTA Board - June 5, 2018
At its June 5th meeting, the SFMTA Board of Directors approved changes to San Francisco’s Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program. These changes follow a three-year evaluation of the program that included extensive research and broad public engagement.
The list of approved RPP Program changes to the Transportation Code are:
- Simplify the Transportation Code language for designating, rescinding or modifying a residential parking permit area by combining the text for establishing a new area with that for modifying an existing area
- Limit the number of residential parking permits in newly established RPP Areas only:
- no more than one permit per person and no more than two permits per address
- up to 4 permits allowed if there is available on-street parking on the block
- exempt permits issued for health care or childcare workers from the 2 per household limit
- Make it easier for new parents to obtain in-home care by eliminating the petition process for an in-home care provider;
- Allow a resident licensed to operate a family child care home to obtain a permit for use by an assistant care provider working at the home; and
- Add a “paid+permit” tool to the parking management toolkit, where visitors parking in RPP areas would be required to pay, rather than adhere to posted time limits. Drivers with valid permits would continue to park for free all day.
To learn more about the RPP Evaluation and Reform Project, please visit our website at www.sfmta.com/neighborhoodparking.