Residential Permit Parking Program
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The city’s residential permit parking program is intended to address safety concerns related to spillover parking in neighborhoods adjacent to non-residential facilities that attract large volumes of vehicles. This program identifies areas where the neighborhoods are eligible for a residential permit parking program as determined by traffic studies.
Neighborhoods surrounding the following non-residential parking generators may be designated as a resident-parking-only zone:
- Texas Christian University.
- University of North Texas Health Science Center.
- Will Rogers Memorial Center / Dickies Arena.
The Stockyards and Magnolia Historic Area (Fairmount) are also identified as being non-residential parking generators but further parking utilization studies and input from adjacent property owners are needed prior to starting the program in these areas.
Resident-parking-only zones may be one or more blocks of residential streets where on-street parking is limited to residents or residents’ visitors or vendors. To park in these zones, vehicles must display a valid permit.
Requests for all residential parking permits types can be made online. At this time, there is no cost for permits.
Resident and vendor permits
Residents who own property or occupy a residence (single-family home, duplex or multifamily unit) located within a designated resident-parking-only zone must submit an application for a permit. Each residence may receive up to three annual permits and two vendor permits (for yard crews, child care providers or other service companies).
Unlimited visitor and temporary permits are also available. Annual permits and vendor permits are valid for one year beginning Jan. 1 and expire at 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31 of each year, and must be picked up at SP Parking located at 1400 Gendy St. (in the Western Heritage Garage) or 405 W. Seventh Street. A driver’s license and proof of residency is required to pick up permits.
Stickers are used for annual permits, and hangtags are used for vendor permits. Permit pickup is available Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitor and temporary permits
Visitor and temporary permits are available for residents who have guests coming to their home and may be requested online no less than 24 hours before the permit is scheduled to be used. These permits are valid for 24 hours.
Temporary permits are for those times when residents are using a temporary vehicle or have long-term guests. These permits may be requested online, too, and are valid for 30 days.
There is no cost for either a visitor or temporary permit.
Parking restrictions and enforcement
Vehicles parking in a resident-parking-only zone must display a valid permit. Permits do not exempt the permit holder from other parking and traffic regulations.
Signs will be erected to indicate a resident-parking-only zone.
Failure to display a valid permit may result in a parking violation. Citations will be issued to the vehicle’s registered owner. Enforcement within the resident-parking-only zone will focus on spillover parking from the non-residential generators. During normal business hours, the Transportation & Public Works Department’s parking enforcement team will address spillover parking and any related complaints.
Complaints related to vehicles parking in a resident-parking-only zone with no permit can be directed to 817-392-2091.
For complaints outside of normal business hours, residents can call the Fort Worth Police Department non-emergency number at 817-392-4222. A police officer may respond and issue citations as appropriate.
If you have experienced a problem with a parking meter, you may report the malfunction by calling 817-392-1234. You will need to know the four-digit meter number located on either the front and/or back of the meter. If you deposited a coin in the meter and it did not register any time, and if there are not any other signals displayed, you are still responsible for ensuring that there is time on the meter before leaving your vehicle.
Visit the Municipal Court website for more information about parking citations.