January 30, 2023

New Residential Parking Permit Program Rates to Take Effect March 1

​Beginning March 1, 2023, Resort Area residents that reside within the boundaries of the Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) will see an increase to $5 for each residential parking permit. Currently, the program provides the first two permits for each household for free and charges $5 for an optional third and fourth permit. The two allowed guest permits will also increase from $2 each to $5 each on March 1.

On April 5, 2022, Parking Management proposed a rate increase for the RPPP to the City Council. The plan was shared with the Resort Advisory Commission on May 26, 2022, a public hearing was held on June 7, 2022, and the council approved the change on June 14, 2022.

The rate increase was proposed due to increased expenses, and the last rate hike was more than 15 years ago. Additionally, the vast majority of households only get the two free permits – with only 8% of residents in the program actually purchasing residential permits.

Increased costs are related to the fact that parking enforcement has expanded to a year-round operation and there is the added expense of fuel, enforcement vehicles and equipment, staff wages as well as software licensing.

Further, the flat $5 fee for all passes simplifies the rate structure and will help to streamline operations which is helpful as high annual turnover in neighborhoods has also placed additional demands on staff.

Even with the increase, the proposed new rates will remain well below other peer cities with residential parking permit programs.

Peer City Pricing

  • Norfolk: $10 each and $2 for temporary passes
  • Arlington County: $20 to $50
  • Alexandria: $40 (first pass), $50 (second pass), and $150 thereafter
  • Baltimore: $20 each

Previous Virginia Beach Rates

  • Residential Permits:
    • Permits one and two - $0
    • Permits three and four - $5 each
  • Guest Permit: $2 each (two max)

New Rates (effective March 1, 2023)

  • Residential Permit: $5 each (four max)
  • Guest Permit: $5 each (two max)

For more information, visit VBgov.com/parking and select "Parking Permits." Questions may be directed to (757) 385-2900 or parkingpermithelp@vbgov.com.

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Jina Gaines Templeton

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