The City of Durham’s residential parking permits, otherwise known as a Controlled Parking Residential Area (CPRA) permit, is a program designed to give residents a better chance of finding on-street parking spaces in their neighborhoods. This program governs parking restrictions in six residential communities. Please click here to find out if you live on an existing CPRA zoned street.
For more information, including directions on how to apply and visitor parking, visit our CPRA page here.
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You can park for as long as the posted time limits allow. For example, if you park in a two-hour zone, you may park in that space for up to two hours. This ensures on-street parking remains accessible at all times. Should you need more time than the posted time limit, you will have to move your vehicle to another parking space or be subject to a fine.
Citation payments can be made through a variety of payment options:
Visit the Permit VATS website to apply.
The Holiday Schedule is a listing of days that on street parking is not enforced and thus you do not have to pay the on street meters. The Event Schedule is a listing of events that take place close to our off street parking garages in downtown Durham.
No. These spaces are enforced by ticketing and booting for unauthorized users.
Appeals can be submitted through a number of options.
Yes, you may register for an online account.
No, there are currently no discount programs available for multiple parkers on the same account.
The mobile payment technology is provided by Passport Parking. You can sign up via their website at PassportParking App website and follow the instructions. You will be asked to sign up with your cell phone number or you can request a text to complete the sign-up process.
Contact ParkDurham at 919-560-4157. Parking enforcement will be implemented for the illegally parked vehicle
No, the City of Durham does not issue a physical hangtag. Permit parking is enforced through your license plate number. Please ensure accuracy of license plate information.
The Parking Enforcement page includes information regarding the City of Durham's parking ordinances.
There are 5 reasons that an appeal will not be granted.
Event parking in downtown parking decks is $5 and is due upon entrance. Parkers will be give a special event parking pass to place on their dashboard.
Monthly parking is available at four decks and several lots located in the downtown area including the following.
Visit our Parking Facilities page for more information.
$20, the rate increases to $40 after 30 days, $65 after 45 days.
It depends upon the time of the event. If the special event is staffed outside of your access hours, you will be required to pay the special event rate.
No, full signs are placed out to ensure that monthly parkers are able to park in the garages once the transient threshold is reached. Signs are removed once the threshold drops.
Yes, if you get a new vehicle, please update your records to ensure citation avoidance. For drivers of multiple vehicles, information for each vehicle will need to be provided.
Invoices are issued by the 5th of the month and payment is due by the 25th.
It depends on your account level.