The RPP program provides access to vehicle-specific permits, FlexPasses, Short-term Visitor Passes and Contractor Passes. The program can also issue temporary passes after payment has been received and while a resident waits to receive their official permits.
No permits or passes in this program may be sold, or transferred beyond the specific purposes for which they were issued. Residents found selling or transferring permits or passes may forfeit receiving permits or passes for the current and following year.
Vehicle-Specific Permits and FlexPasses
Vehicle-specific permits are stickers placed on the driver’s-side bumper of the vehicle. The vehicles must be registered with the Arlington County Commissioner of Revenue at the zoned address.
The FlexPass is a dashboard placard that can be used in either a resident or guest’s vehicle. The FlexPass is specific to the household and displays the zone number and household address. FlexPasses are renewed annually.
If you have off-street parking in a driveway, garage, or carport at your home, or if you live in a building or complex with a parking lot or garage, you will be able to obtain one (1) FlexPass and one (1) vehicle-specific permit OR two (2) vehicle-specific permits; this applies to most homes in the RPP program.
If you do not have a driveway, garage, or carport at your home, or if you live in a building or complex with no parking lot or garage, you will be able to obtain one (1) FlexPass and three (3) vehicle-specific permits OR four (4) vehicle-specific permits.
Households are defined as dwellings or units recognized by the Department of Real Estate Assessments.
Short-Term Visitor Passes
Residents may give a FlexPass or Short-Term Visitor Pass to their guests, allowing them to park on a street during the hours of RPP restrictions. Short-Term Visitor Passes are placed face-up on the dashboard. Residents fill in the circles and write the dates for which the pass is effective. Each pass is valid for up to three consecutive days. Short-term visitor passes are sold in books of 20 and each household may obtain up to five books per year.
People who own real estate on street with RPP restrictions, but don’t reside at that location, may apply for one Landlord Pass each year. The Landlord Pass is a placard displayed on the dashboard that allows the owner to park at the zoned address for the purpose of conducting business concerning the property.
The Contractor Pass is a zone-specific temporary dashboard placard valid for three months which may be issued for contractors, to either the resident who is having contractor work done at the RPP eligible address or to the contractor who is working on a premise within an RPP zone.
School Staff Permit
One (1) annual vehicle and zone-specific permit may be issued to employees of elementary, middle, or high schools when 50% or more of the streets immediately abutting the school property have RPP restrictions on one or both sides. The number of permits per school is capped at the number of staff who regularly work at the school less the number of off-street parking spaces provided less the number of unrestricted parking spaces on the streets immediately abutting the school property (Figure 4). Permits will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis. When applying for the permit, employees must provide a signed employer confirmation form as proof of eligibility.
Group Home Staff Permit
One (1) annual vehicle and zone-specific permit may be issued to employees of group homes within an RPP zone. When applying for the permit, employees must provide a signed employer confirmation form as proof of eligibility.
Good In All Zones (GIAZ)
This is a vehicle-specific permit issued to eligible health care workers and social workers (e.g., home-health aides, social workers, providers of at-home religious services, etc.) who conduct multiple site visits to multiple homes in the County. The permits enable the workers to park on permit parking restricted blocks while serving residents on those blocks. “Good in All Zones” permits may only be used while conducting business in permit parking areas. Vehicles belonging to individuals not providing a service are subject to ticketing and the individuals issued the permit having their privileges suspended. When applying for the permit, employees must provide a signed employer confirmation form as proof of eligibility.