Welcome to Annapolis: A New Resident’s Guide

Welcome to Annapolis! Annapolis Parking is your one-stop resource for downtown parking maps, news, permits, transactions, and more. Annapolis Parking is managed by SP+, a comprehensive parking management firm contracted by the City of Annapolis to handle City parking. We are committed to making downtown parking simple and easy to find for residents and visitors alike.

Use the tabs below to learn more about the many services and features available to make the most of living in Annapolis.

Annapolis Parking

Get a Residential Parking Permit: Residential Parking Permits allow Annapolis residents to park their vehicles on-street in one of the five (5) designated Special Parking Districts where they reside. To learn more and purchase a permit, visit our Residential Parking Permit webpage.

Reserve On Street Parking: Moving into your new home? Consider reserving on-street space for your moving vehicle. Parking customers can reserve on-street parking if they provide at least 72 hours prior notice. Reservations are valid from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. the next day, and are not permits for sidewalk or street closures. Learn more on our Reserve On Street Parking page.

Complimentary Garage Parking: Annapolis offers City residents complimentary parking validations for up to two hours per day at one of our four parking garages in downtown Annapolis: Hillman Garage, Knighton Garage, Gott’s Court Garage, and Park Place Garage. Learn how to get your complimentary passes by visiting our Complimentary Parking page.

Local Government.

For information on Annapolis City government and its services, visit For more information on Anne Arundel County government and its services, visit

Trash and Recycling

Trash and recycling pick up occurs on various days throughout the week in Annapolis. To find out when yours will be collected and for more information, visit the Waste Collection Service page.

The Annapolis Public Works Department can be reached at 410-263-7949.

Annapolis Utilities

Water — Annapolis City provides water services to its residents and businesses. To find out more, visit the City water page. To pay a water bill, visit the City’s Utility Billing page.

Electricity & Gas — BGE provides electricity and gas to most of Central Maryland. Visit or call 1-800-685-0123 for more information.

Home Buying & Renting

The Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors offers information on available homes in Annapolis and how to choose a realtor, as well as information for renters.

Public Safety

If this is an immediate police, fire, or medical emergency, call 911.

Learn more about the Annapolis Police and Fire Departments.

Getting Around Annapolis
Getting around Annapolis is easy with the free Circulator, taxis, and city buses. The free Annapolis Circulator picks you up from city garages and takes you throughout Annapolis to enjoy restaurants, shops, and attractions. Find out more about the city cab companies by visiting

Annapolis offers various bus routes to stops like Eastport, Westfield Mall, and the Annapolis Towne Center. For bus routes and schedules, visit

The Bike Annapolis Program encourages residents to bicycle as a way to get around. For a bike map and safety tips, as well as additional information, visit

Annapolis Parks & Recreation

Annapolis Recreation and Parks enriches the quality of life for the Annapolis community by providing recreational, educational, and wellness programs within facilities, parks, and natural open spaces. To learn about the Pip Moyer Recreation Center and other offerings, visit Annapolis Recreation and Parks website.

Annapolis Events & Things to Do

With easy access to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, there is plenty to see and do in Annapolis

Visit Annapolis offers lists of upcoming events, things to do on the water and with kids, restaurant recommendations, as well as places to stay for the family and friends visiting you.

To see more of what Anne Arundel County has to offer, visit

Get in Touch

For your parking needs, please contact Annapolis Parking, at 443-648-3087 or