City of Oakland to Resume Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Enforcement Effective February 1

All Oakland parking regulations will be enforced going forward; each vehicle will be eligible for one no-fine warning citation for RPP violations through the month of February.

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The City of Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) will resume the enforcement of residential permit parking (RPP) areas beginning February 1, 2021.

In resuming the enforcement of RPP areas, the City aims to promote the availability of on-street parking spaces for residents in areas with high parking demand. The City will provide no-penalty warning citations from February 1 through February 28. Vehicle owners are entitled to ONE warning citation for violations of O.M.C. 10.44.120A (concerning RPP regulations) in February and are subject to penalties for all subsequent and other violations.

Created by resident petitions, the goal of the City’s RPP program is to mitigate the adverse effects caused by traffic congestion and unlimited parking in residential areas, while providing the opportunity for residents to park near their homes. There are currently 17 RPP areas in neighborhoods throughout Oakland. The City informally suspended RPP enforcement, among several other parking programs, in March 2020 in response to the Alameda County shelter-in-place order. Parking meter enforcement resumed in July; street sweeping enforcement resumed in November. The resumption of RPP enforcement will mean that all parking management activities in Oakland will have resumed.

While the County’s order remains in effect, several of Oakland’s neighborhoods have continued to experience high demand for on-street parking spaces.

The City is planning improvements to the RPP program to make applying for, renewing, and using permits easier. Plans are in development for the City to issue digital permits, instead of stickers, that will be linked to permit-holders’ license plates. RPP areas will continue to be enforced using automated license plate readers (ALPR), since the City’s Privacy Advisory Commission approved the use of ALPR in 2019. The ALPR policy and impact report are available on the City’s website:

Residents of RPP areas can apply for or renew their permits online, by mail, or in-person. Additional information, including the cost of a permit, is available on the City’s website:

Residents who are unsure if they live in one of Oakland’s 17 RPP areas can consult this map:

To request parking enforcement assistance or for more information, contact OAK311 by dialing 311 or 510-615-5566, e-mailing, reporting online at, or using the free OAK311 mobile app for Apple and Android devices.


Posted: January 14th, 2021 10:34 AM

Last Updated: January 14th, 2021 10:39 AM

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