On Street & Municipal Yard Parking Permits

Learn about obtaining a Parking Permit
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On street and municipal yard parking permits are issued by the Municipal Clerk’s Office, 400 Witherspoon St, between 9a-5p. The Clerk's office can be reached via email or by calling (609) 924-5704.

On-Street Parking

On-street permit parking is allowed on certain streets within Princeton. Upon application, the Clerk’s Office will verify that the street is approved for on-street parking. The Clerk’s Office will then inquire if the resident has access to a driveway or any other area on the premises utilized for parking which would deem them ineligible for an on-street permit. If parking is not available on site, one (1) overnight on-street permit is allowed per residence. Proof of residency (a signed original lease/mortgage agreement) and a valid vehicle registration card must accompany the application. After reviewing the information the Clerk’s Office will issue the resident a temporary one-week permit. The application will then be forwarded to the Zoning Office for review before a permit may be issued.

On-street permits are for overnight parking only. These permits enable you to park on the street where you reside between the hours of 6 PM to 9AM.

An on-street permit is sold on a quarterly basis and is $30 a quarter. The initial temporary one-week permit for on-street parking is $10. Fees are not prorated.

Municipal Yard Parking

Residents may apply to the Office of the Clerk for a residential municipal parking yard permit. Proof of residency (a signed original lease/mortgage agreement) and a valid vehicle registration card are required.

The Clerk's Office will review the material and issue a parking decal for Park Place West (behind the CVS) or Maclean Street Yard (must live within 400 feet). Parking decals are distributed upon availability, currently there is a waiting list for the Maclean Street Yard.

The Park Place West lot is strictly for over-night parking only. Hours are Monday through Friday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. and Saturday 5:00
p.m. to 10:00 a.m. Sunday all day, the vehicle must be moved by 9:00 a.m.

The cost of a resident permit parking in a municipal lot is $25 per month. Fees are not prorated.


  • A 12-hour Business Parking Permit is available for employee parking, based on availability.
  • The fee is $30 per month.
  • Permit applications can be obtained at the Clerks Office in Witherspoon Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street.

Employee Parking Permits

General Information

There are several options for employee parking in the downtown, including:

  • 10-hour and 12-hour on-street meters are available throughout the downtown. Consult the Parking Map to see locations. 
  • The Spring Street Municipal Parking Garage is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and has similar rates as downtown meters.
  • Maclean Street Yard offers a 12-hour Business Parking Permit based on availability.
  • Many employers offer parking for their employees at their individual locations and through arrangements with privately owned parking garages.

On Weekends only:

  • Monument Hall parking lot can be used for employee parking on weekends.

Princeton University allows Lot 10 and Lot 10A on William Street to be used by visitors and employees on the weekend during the hours of 6AM to Midnight.

Additional Parking Options

The Municipal Parking Garage on Spring Street is a convenient option. The rate varies depending on when you enter and how long you park at the garage. Reduced evening rates are available between the hours of 9 PM and 9 AM. There are also two privately owned garages on Hulfish and Chambers Streets. Lastly, some residents make personal arrangements in private lots or with friends and neighbor.

Guest permits for over-night parking in the Park Place West Lot, may be issued by the Clerk's Office, based on availability. The application must be completed by the resident and the cost is $10. Each guest permit is valid for one week and permits may not be used consecutively.

A resident is limited to six (6) guest permits per calendar year.

Without a permit there is NO PARKING on any street within the boundaries of the former borough between the hours of 2 AM to 6 AM.

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