The City of Annapolis announced changes to receiving temporary parking permits to comply with a new City ordinance. In addition, the process for purchasing permits will temporarily change while upgrades are made to Annapolis Parking’s online purchasing portal. New rules for temporary parking permits will take effect July 1, but changes to the online purchasing will be effective immediately.
Beginning Friday, May 31, 2019 and until further notice, all temporary parking permits must be purchased in-person Monday through Friday at the Annapolis Parking office at 60 West Street, Suite 106 or online Monday through Friday (and prior to 12 p.m. on Fridays).
The online purchasing portal at annapolisparking.com will be closed to temporary parking permit purchases Fridays after 12 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Mondays through late summer while upgrades are made to comply with a new city ordinance.
City Ordinance O-4-19, enacted by the Annapolis City Council April 29, 2019, amends residency requirements for the purpose of obtaining residential parking permits, and modifies who may obtain temporary parking permits, how many may be obtained, and when temporary parking permits expire. These requirements and modifications will be effective with the start of the new permit year, beginning July 1, 2019.
Applicants who meet any of the residency criteria (see list below) may obtain temporary parking permits. These permits are limited to 10 per month per residence, and the permits expire at the end of the month they are issued. Additionally, each residence may obtain up to 25 temporary permits per fiscal year to be used at will, and the additional permits expire at the end of the fiscal year in which they were issued.
To meet new residency criteria, the new law states residency is established by meeting any of the following criteria:
- Residents must have a current Maryland vehicle registration and current Maryland Driver’s License with an address in the special parking district;
- Residents must present proof of ownership of a property in a special parking district and the property must be designated as the owner’s principal residence with the Maryland State Department of Taxation;
- The resident must be a lessee of a residential property in the special parking district licensed as a rental unit; or
- The resident is on active military status and resides in the special parking district.
The new ordinance also creates a new category called Non-Resident Parking Permits for property owners whose property is located within a special parking district but who do not meet the new residency criteria. Use of this permit shall be limited to the period of time the owner occupies the residence. Applicants shall submit proof of property ownership and a driver’s license and vehicle registration in the property owner’s name or a vehicle rental contract in the property owner’s name, and indicate the period of occupancy.
Annapolis Parking’s office at 60 West Street, Suite 106 is open for service in-person between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday through Friday. Residents with questions are encouraged to contact Annapolis Parking at (443) 648-3087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.