Residential Permits


Residents whose property is in a designated zone A, B, C, E, F, G, H, or J area may be eligible to purchase a residential permit which allows residents to park beyond the posted time limits within the appropriate permit zone. Permits must be displayed on the left side of the rear bumper. Vehicles with permits that are not displayed correctly will be ticketed.

All residential parking zone areas allow two-hour parking without a permit during designated times. All zone areas are posted with signs stating the time of day when the two-hour parking limit is enforced. With the appropriate zone permit, you may park beyond the posted time limits. Parking permit rates vary depending on the zone - see the Rates page for more information.

Please note that the maximum number of permits issued is five (5) for properties in Zones A, E, F, G, and J. Eugene City Code allows up to five unrelated persons to live in a residence (see Chapter 9.0500 below or via the link).

City Code Chapter 9.0500:

Family. A person living alone, or any of the following groups living together as a single nonprofit housekeeping unit and sharing common living, sleeping, cooking and eating facilities:

(A) Any number of persons related by blood, marriage, adoption, guardianship or other duly-authorized custodial relationship;

(B) A maximum of 5 unrelated persons;

(C) Two unrelated persons and any parents or children related to either.

Guest Permits

Guest permits are available free of charge in all zones to eligible residents for visitors staying longer than two hours during the posted times. Guest permits are obtainable only by an eligible resident. Residents not currently using the parking program must provide the required information to obtain a guest permit.

How to Purchase a Residential Parking Permit

The City of Eugene has implemented an online residential permit management system though IPS, All residential parking permits, including Zone J free permits, are now issued through this system. All documents will now be processed online and a new permit can be mailed to your address. Applications can also be completed in our office.

The following information will need to be uploaded to your application in PDF, JPG, or JPEG file format: 

    1. Current Proof of Residency
    2. Photo ID
    3. Vehicle Registration
    4. Returning Customers: Please have permit number ready
    5. Valid email address

Steps to Purchase Your Permit

  1. Create an account on the IPS Permit Portal
    Detailed Instructions: Residential Permits: How To Register [PDF]
  2. Select the permit type you wish to purchase
    Detailed instructions: How to Purchase a Permit [PDF]

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Administrative Rule

Residential Permit Parking Zone Regulations: Administrative Rule R-5.040