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.
To find out if you live on an existing CPRA-zoned street, please click here.
For more information, including directions on how to apply and visitor parking, visit our CPRA page.
To apply online, please click here.
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Appeals can be submitted either online, by mail, or in-person.
For you convenience, citation payments can be made through four different payment options:
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*
*Parking time limits do not apply to disabled drivers. However, disabled drivers are expected to pay for the time in which that space is used.
Monthly parking is available at five decks and several lots located in the downtown area for Durham residents and regular commuters.
For more information -- including location, pricing, and permit-type options -- please visit our Parking Facilities page.
To inquire about availability, please contact the ParkDurham Customer Service Center.
City event parking charges a flat rate of $5. Please remember that cash is the only form of payment accepted at the facility entrance at this time.
Absolutely! The City’s mobile payment technology is provided by Passport Parking. To use this service, simply sign-up via their website at Passport Parking App website and follow the instructions.
Please contact ParkDurham at 919-560-4157. An enforcement officer will be dispatched to issue a ticket to the vehicle in question.
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.
"Full" signs are visibly placed to help ensure that monthly parkers are able to park in the garages once the transient threshold is reached. These signs are removed once the threshold drops.
Though we do our best to ensure that parking is always available, we cannot guarantee spaces for customers with unreserved parking permits. Unreserved spaces are available on a first come, first service available space basis.
Yes, if you are driving a new vehicle, please update your records with ParkDurham to ensure citation avoidance. To update your records, fill out this form, and return the form via email, standard mail, or in-person.
For a full breakdown of the Monthly Permit Billing Schedule, please click here.