Transportation & Streets

I'm visiting Baltimore. Where should I park?

Baltimore has many great options for parking. Parking facilities are owned by privately owned companies and the City of Baltimore. The Parking Authority oversees the management of 17 City-owned garages and numerous surface lots throughout Baltimore City.

Find, Reserve and Pay for parking at garages and lots throughout the City (whether they are City-owned or privately owned) at www.baltimoreparking.com

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Parking Authority
I have a disability, can I get a reserved parking space in front of my house?

The Reserved Residential Handicap Parking Permit Program, in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), provides residents of Baltimore City who qualify for this service the accommodation of better accessibility to the communities in which they live.

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Parking Authority
How do I get Residential Permit Parking for my neighborhood?

The Baltimore Residential Parking Program (RPP) began in 1979 in an effort to address the specific needs of residents in city neighborhoods where the demand for on-street parking was considered to be greatest. Participating neighborhoods elect to do so through application by petition to the City of Baltimore through the Parking Authority of Baltimore City.

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Parking Authority
Are parking meters in effect?

You don’t have to feed the meters on these days: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. 

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Parking Authority
Can I park for free on the street if I am disabled?

Beginning July 10, 2014 Project SPACE will make it easier to find an available parking space for everyone, including those with disabilities. New single space parking meters will be reserved for people with disabilities and existing multi-space parking meter kiosks will be retrofitted to meet ADA compliance standards. Payment will be required from everyone at an ADA compliant parking meter in Phase 1.

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Parking Authority
I have a disability
How do I renew my Residential Parking Permit (RPP)?
Your RPP can easily be renewed online. Residents who are new to RPP must apply in person.
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Parking Authority
How do I get car sharing / Zipcar in my neighborhood?

Zipcar has hundreds of vehicles to its Baltimore fleet – including new Zipvan minivans, through an agreement with the Parking Authority of Baltimore City and the City’s Department of Transportation. If you would like Zipcar in your neighborhood, please contact the Parking Authority at 443-573-2800. The Parking Authority works closely with Zipcar to place Zipcars on-street and in City-owned garages that meet the needs of Zipcar members and the community.  Suggestions for new locations can be made to the Parking Authority, Zipcar, your City Councilperson or Community Association.

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Parking Authority
How do I sign up for Zipcar?

In the last year Zipcar has added over 20 new vehicles to its Baltimore fleet – including new Zipvan cargo vans – and now offers 210 vehicles throughout the Baltimore area, including 100 vehicles in parking spots allocated through an agreement with the Parking Authority of Baltimore City. 

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Parking Authority