Residential Parking Permit (RPP) holders are exempt from time limits in their residential zones, but must obey all other regulations.
RPPs are digital, effective June 28, 2016. Digital RPPs eliminate the need to manually issue RPP stickers and instead use License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology for enforcement. Residents will utilize web-based technology to apply for, receive, and renew their RPP. All outstanding parking citations and/or red-light violations must be paid before a RPP is issued. RPPs are available at no cost and must be renewed annually (see this list of RPP zones and their renewal/expiration dates).
How to apply for an RPP
Whether you are applying for the first time, renewing your RPP, replacing your RPP, or adding a vehicle, you have three ways to apply:
- Online (apply here)
This is the preferred and most efficient method. Please allow up to 5 business days for processing.
- Fax (print application form here)
Fax the remittance along with a copy of your driver’s license and vehicle registration to Digital Residential Parking Permits at (302) 571-4087.
- Mail (print application form here)
City of Wilmington
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
Department of Finance
800 N. French Street, 1st Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
Obtain a temporary RPP
A temporary permit gives new residents time to transfer vehicle registration and driver’s license to the address for which the RPP is requested. To obtain a temporary RPP, apply using the links above, and please provide:
- a copy of your driver's license;
- a copy of your vehicle registration;
- proof of your address, in the form of a lease or deed, and
- a utility bill.
Delaware residents moving to Wilmington may receive a 30-day RPP.
Out-of-state residents moving to Wilmington may receive a 90-day RPP.
For more information on RPPs, contact the Department of Finance at (302) 571-4320, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.