Editor’s Note: This is a mostly a copy of the article that ran in the February issue of the Bulletin. However, after personally renewing my permits, I can add two things.
First, the new website is greatly improved over the previous online store. It’s not state-of-the-art, but it is much easier and less prone to glitches, reducing the frustration with this process.
Secondly, we made a mistake in the previous article. In order to ensure that your permit will be available for one of the pick-up days at Brown Memorial, you must complete your purchase online at least three days in advance.
All Current Residential Parking Permits will expire March 31. If renewing, you may do so and pay for your permits online at the Parking Authority website. Residents who are new to an RPP area MUST APPLY FOR PERMITS IN PERSON. Visit here for more information about residential parking permits.
Permits and visitors passes are $20 each.
After purchasing online at least three days BEFORE you plan to pick up, you can collect your permits on our two Neighborhood Pickup Days, Saturday, March 12, & Saturday, March 19, from 8:30–12:30 at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church on Lafayette and Park Ave. Enter at the Lafayette St. door.
You can also obtain your permits after March 24 at the Parking Authority Office, 200 W. Lombard Street, Suite B, 21201. Office hours are 8 am–5 pm, Monday through Friday. Plus, if you miss the Saturday dates in the neighborhood, the office will also be open on Saturday, March 26. (Note: you can park for free at the Arena Garage (entrance at 99 S. Howard St.) with validation from the Parking Authority Office.
In addition to credit cards, the Parking Authority also accepts checks and money orders made out to the Director of Finance. Cash is not accepted. Whether at a Neighborhood Pickup or at the Parking Authority Office, you will need to present current documentation when picking up your permits. These documents include your current Maryland Vehicle Registration with an Area 3 address, plus one of the following that shows an Area 3 address:
- Current driver’s license
- Proof of residency, such as a current lease signed by all parties that is not month-to-month.
- Proof of home ownership (settlement papers)
- Utility bill in your name that is at least 30 days old
- Any photo ID
If your vehicle is registered out of state, you must register your vehicle in Maryland before being permitted to purchase a parking decal, unless you are a full-time student or a member of the military.
Out-of-state students and military must purchase a Non-Resident Permit from the MVA and present it at pick-up for the decal to be released.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Parking Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-573-2800, extensions 863, 845, or 851. You may also contact your Area 3 representative, Patsy Andrews, by email at pandrewsmd [at] yahoo.com.
And, when you pick up your passes, give a big thanks to Patsy, who has organized the convenient neighborhood pickup for many years.