Establishing Zoned Permit Parking
Chapter 14.2-98 of the Arlington County Code details the criteria for a block to be designated or zoned as permit parking only. These criteria are:
- Sixty percent of the households on a block must sign a petition requesting zoned parking.
- More than 75 percent of the available parking on the block should be occupied as verified by a County survey.
- More than 25 percent of the available parking on the block should be occupied by out-of-area vehicles such as commuters, shoppers, students, etc., as verified by a County survey.
- Multifamily residences must meet an additional six criteria to be zoned for permit parking (see Applicability of RPPP to Multifamily Dwellings). If your building and block meet the criteria, you’ll be able to establish zoned parking, but not because the building lacks parking.
Learn more about the process for establishing zoned permit parking on your block. There’s no fee to conduct a study for zoned permit parking.
Permit parking restrictions are only allowed adjacent to residential frontages, unless the only parking on the block is across the street next to a public park or green space.
To petition Arlington County for Residential Permit Parking please send a formal request to Park@arlingtonva.us.
Removing Zoned Permit Parking
- Sixty percent of the households on a block must sign a petition in favor of having permit parking restrictions removed.
- On verification of the petition, we’ll remove the signs.
- Once permit parking signs are removed, if the residents change their minds, they must wait one year before asking that zoned permit parking be reinstated.
Changing Zone Boundaries
Current zone boundaries will continue unless and until residents request the zone be subdivided. One block may start the subdivision process.
- Sixty percent of the households on a block within the requesting area must sign a petition for smaller zone boundaries.
- After the required petition, we’ll survey the block to determine if it meets the 75/25 rule (see above “Establishing Zoned Permit Parking”). If it does, we’ll determine the new zone boundary after considering the following factors: size (preferably no larger than one-half square mile), land use characteristics, location of major or minor arterials, location of physical and natural boundaries, location of a traffic generator, driving patterns within the neighborhood, parking capacity of the street, existence of driveways and dedicated parking, civic association boundaries and other neighborhood characteristics.
- After the determination, we’ll notify the requester of the results.
- An additional petition will be required for all the blocks within the new proposed zone to make sure there’s interest in the subdivision. We’ll implement the new zone on verification of the signatures on the second petition.
To begin the subdivision process, call 703-228-3344.