Commercial Parking Permit

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Commercial Services Parking Permit Application

A Commercial Services Parking Permit may be issued by the City of Wilmington to a business, company, or corporation that operates within the city.

This permit authorizes the permit holder to be exempt from posted time limits such as 1-hour and 2-hour parking. The permit holder may also park in loading zones for up to 2 hours instead of the typical 1 hour limit.

The permit is not valid at parking meters. If a permit holder parks at a meter during posted hours of enforcement, payment will be required and the posted time limits must be observed.

The permit fee is $250 per vehicle for a full calendar year, but htis fe may also be pro-rated based on the month a permit is issued. See below.

Permit Fee (per vehicle)

Month of Purchase Fee
January $250.00
February 229.17
March 208.33
April 187.50
May 166.67
June 145.83
July 125.00
August 104.17
September 88.33
October 62.50
November 41.67
December 20.83

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my permit expire?

All Commercial Services Parking Permits expire at the end of the calendar year; they do not automatically renew the next year.

How many permits may I obtain?

There is currently no limit on the number of permits a company may obtain. One application must be completed per vehicle. If all vehicles are registered to the same entity, a list of vehicles may be attached to the application. The permit fee applies to each vehicle for which an application is submitted.

How will I know when my permit has been approved?

If your permit is approved, you will be contacted via the information on your application. If your application is denied, you will be contacted via the information on your application and you will be given three business days to rectify the deficiency at which point we can proceed with processing your application. After three business days, you will be sent a letter indicating why your application was denied and a contact number to call for details.

The application indicates that all outstanding debt must be paid prior to applying for a permit. What are examples of outstanding debt?

Examples of outstanding debt include, but are not limited to:

  • Parking citations
  • Red light violations
  • Real estate (property) taxes
  • Licenses & Inspection fees
  • Real Estate & Housing debts

Where do I place the permit?

Place the permit on the right rear bumper or the lower right rear window.

permit placement