The purpose of this residential permit parking program is to ease congestion on the streets in the East Park Street Area so parking is available for residents and visitors. Only vehicles displaying a valid permit may park on the street in the East Park Street Area between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. Residents are eligible to receive a permit to be displayed on the driver’s side rear bumper. There is no fee for a residential permit, but there is a $5.00 fee for replacement of a lost or stolen permit.
The East Park Street Area includes all properties within the following boundaries:
- East of First Street
- South of Washington Street
- West of Wright Street
- North of the alley one-half block north of University Avenue (except for the 100 and 200 blocks of East Park Street)
To Receive a Permit:
Permits are issued from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Parking Programs Office. The following information is needed to obtain a permit and may be submitted in person or by mail to 713 Edgebrook Drive, Champaign, IL 61820:
- Completed application
- Copy of the vehicle registration card for each vehicle being issued a permit
- Proof of residency – which may include:
- A vehicle registration that shows an address within the permit area
- A property tax bill (for property owners)
- A current lease agreement (for renters)
- A utility bill
Property Owners: Once every three years.
Every household will be issued six visitor permits annually which can be used for a maximum of one week each. All fields on visitor permits must be filled out in indelible ink prior to use. Improper use and/or display of visitor permits may be ticketed and/or towed. Contact the Parking Programs Office at least a week in advance if you need additional permits or if you need a visitor permit valid for longer than seven days.
The City may issue a waiver of the parking restriction for special events. Contact the Parking Programs Office at least two days prior to the event.
Marked service vehicles may park in the permit area without displaying a permit for a period of time sufficient to perform service for a resident or property owner.