Parking Permits

Notice
In the interest of public safety and in response to COVID -19, City Hall is closed to the public.
Please note, parking is never "lifted" in the City of Gainesville. Vehicles are always required to park safely and legally.
The neighborhood parking permit grace period runs from July 15 - August 31, 2021. Citations will not be issued for lack of a valid permit; however, other parking violations will be cited and vehicles with outstanding citations may be booted or towed.
If you are eligible to receive Commercial, Service or Visitors permits. Please contact Billing & Collections at 352-334-5024 regarding the payment process.

Information about purchasing an on-street neighborhood parking permit

The City of Gainesville no longer issues a physical decal for on-street parking. The parking permit is associated with the license plate. Residents will be purchasing permits online. Each resident will need to provide proofs of residency, their driver license, and the vehicle registration to show that they qualify for the parking permit. Each vehicle requires a separate permit, so these files will be needed for each vehicle needing a permit.

Changes to a vehicle with a valid parking permit

If the vehicle changes, the license plate changes, or you have a temporary vehicle you are responsible for contacting Billing & Collection to update your vehicle information. Send an email to citybc@cityofgainesville.org and provide the following:

  • Your permit number
  • Your new vehicle make and model (if a different vehicle is in use)
  • New license plate number
  • Attach a copy of the updated vehicle registration
A temporary vehicle must be a personally or family owned vehicle or a rental/lease vehicle in the resident’s name or the resident’s parent’s name.

 

All residents must provide:

  • A copy of their current driver license;
  • A copy of the current vehicle registration in the resident’s name or in the name of the resident’s parent with the same last name. 

If the registration does not meet this requirement, click here for a Family Own Vehicle Use Affidavit or click here for Corporate own Vehicle Use Affidavit.

Which permit should you apply for

  • If you own the property and there is a current homestead exemption on the property, you will apply for a Residential - Homestead Permit. For the accepted proofs of residency click here.
  • If you own the property without a homestead exemption, you will apply for a Residential - Non-homestead permit. An “A” permit is for Zones 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, & 12. A “B” is for Zones 1, 2, & 5. For the accepted proofs of residency click here.
  • If you live in a Fraternity, Sorority, or Infinity Hall, you will apply for a Residential – Non-Homestead permit. An “A” permit is for Zones 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, & 12. A “B” is for Zones 1, 2, & 5. For the accepted proofs of residency click here.
  • If you rent/lease an apartment or a single-family home/condo, you will apply for a Residential – Non-Homestead permit. An “A” permit is for Zones 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, & 12. A “B” is for Zones 1, 2, & 5. For the accepted proofs of residency click here.

Accepted Proofs of Residency

Homesteaded Properties & Non-homesteaded Properties – Owner permits

The online system requires two proofs of residency; however, you can attach the single proof of residency in both sections. The proof of residency can be:

  • The annual TRIM notice from the Property Appraiser’s office; or
  • A copy of the current homestead exemption card; or
  • A printout from the Alachua County Property Appraiser’s website.

Fraternity/Sorority Houses & Infinity Hall Residents

The online system requires two proofs of residency; however, you can attach the single proof of residency in both sections. The official proof of residency is the resident list provided by the University of Florida. For fraternity/sorority residents, submit a picture of the English name of the fraternity/sorority sign; do not submit a picture of Greek letters. For Infinity Hall residents, submit a picture of Infinity Hall’s building sign.

Apartment and Rental House Residents

Each resident must submit two proofs of residency to qualify for a parking permit. Only the proofs listed below can be accepted. No list of residents will be accepted as a proof of residency. Magazines, parcels, and junk mail are also not accepted as proofs of residency. All proofs of residency must be in the resident’s name and show the qualifying address. Except for the lease, all proofs must be dated within the last 60 days.

  • A copy of the current fully executed lease; — the lease must show the single street address (apartment number not required). If the lease does not show the single street address, you must also provide a move-in email or other communication from the landlord showing your assigned address;
  • A copy of a current GRU bill, apartment number, if applicable is required;
  • A copy of a renter’s insurance policy, apartment number, if applicable is required;
  • If a lease or GRU bill is provided as proof 1, then a printout of the emergency contact page from UF or SFC showing the resident’s name and qualifying address (apartment number, if applicable is required) as the local address can be accepted as proof 2;
  • An official letter from UF or SFC, apartment number, if applicable is required;
  • A phone, cable, or internet bill, bank/credit card statement, renter’s insurance policy, and/or other official mail, apartment number, if applicable is required.

If you have the required documents ready to upload,

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