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Parking Permits/Permissions

Night Parking Permits

  • Who must obtain a permit?
    • All motor vehicles apply with the following exceptions:
      • Vehicles used for commercial purposes, or any vehicle which is larger than 21 feet in length, 7 feet in width, and 7 feet in height and which have more than 2 single-tired wheels on the front axle and more than 2 single-tired or double-tired wheels on the rear axle, are not eligible for night parking permits.
      • Motor trucks, except as provided elsewhere in the code, luxury limousines, motor buses, motor delivery wagons, trailers, semitrailers, camping trailers, motor homes, mobile homes and tractors are not eligible for night parking permits.
      • Vehicles bearing "Disabled Driver" license plates are exempt from purchasing night parking permits. Those vehicles displaying a "Disabled Driver" hang-tag must still display a special disabled night permit that is free to owners of the valid disabled hang tag.
      • Night parking permits can be used for City-owned parking lots requiring permits at any time of day. Vehicles may not be parked more than 24 hours.
    • Applications for a Night Parking Permits will include the following:
      •  Name and City of Milwaukee address of the permit applicant.
  • Disabled Drivers:
    • Vehicles bearing current registration plates for disabled drivers issued under s.341.12(1), (1a), (1m), or (1q), Wis. Stats., or a motor vehicle under which a current special identification card issued under s.343.51, Wis. Stats., is displayed, excepting motor buses and motor trucks, shall be exempt from purchasing overnight parking permits, but shall be required to park in accordance with all other provisions contained herein. Those vehicles displaying a 'Disabled Driver' hang-tag must display a special disabled night permit, but it is free of charge and is available ONLY at police district stations.
  •  Cost of Night Parking Permit:
    1. $55.00/year or $20.00/4-month period
    2. Special Disabled Night Parking Permits are free of charge to those who possess a valid disabled hang-tag
    3. 4-month periods: January-April; May-August; September-December
    4. Permits may be purchased at any time within the trimester (4-month period), beginning on the 20th day of the month preceding the start of the 4-month period. Annual permits may be purchased beginning on the 20th day of the month preceding the beginning of the year and can be purchased at any time of the year prorated by the 4-month period in which the permit is purchase
  • Where to Purchase:
    • Night parking permits can be purchased online at https://duncan.imageenforcement.com/MilwaukeePermits with Mastercard or Visa debit or credit cards. There is a $1.00 convenience fee for this service. Keep your confirmation number - you may park for a maximum of 7 days from purchase date
    • Night parking permits can be purchased at any Police District Station. Call (414) 933-4444 for location of the Police District Station nearest you, or get a list of district station locations
    • Night parking permits can be purchased at the Automated Payment Centers located at Police District Stations #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7
    • Special Disabled Night Parking Permits can ONLY be obtained in person at local district police stations.
    • Night parking permits can be purchased at other locations:
      • North Side Violations Bureau
        6223 N. Teutonia Avenue
        Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 6 PM
        Saturday, 8 AM - 12 Noon
         
      • South Side Violations Bureau
        2980 S. Chase Avenue
        Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 6 PM
        Saturday, 8 AM - 12 Noon
         
      • Central Violations Bureau
        Police Administration Building
        951 N. James Lovell Street, 2nd Floor
        Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
         
      • City of Milwaukee Tow Lot
        3811 W. Lincoln Avenue
        Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 6 PM
        Saturday, 8 AM - 12 Noon
    • Cash is accepted at the Police District Stations. The Automated Payment Centers located in Police Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 accept cash or credit card. Cash and credit card accepted at the City Tow Lot. Cash or credit card accepted at the Violations Bureau locations. Receipts available.

Night Parking Permission:

  • Parking is permitted on a temporary basis for special situations or circumstances (i.e. out-of-town visitors, street or alley construction project). Permission may be obtained each night by calling (414) 286-8300 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 1:00 AM Sunday through Friday. Permission will not be granted more than 3 times in a 30 day period. Night parking permission can be granted for up to 30 days for street and alley construction projects. Be prepared to provide the following information when calling for night permission:

Automated Payment Centers Installed at Police District Stations!

  • The City of Milwaukee purchased Automated Payment Centers to sell night parking permits and to receive payment for parking citations.
  • The Automated Payment Centers are currently located in Police Districts #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7.
  • The Automated Payment Centers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are in both English and Spanish. They take cash (bills not larger than $20) or credit card for payment of night parking permits and parking citations. All transactions are in real time with no delay in processing the night parking permit application or a parking citation.
  • If you have purchased a night parking permit within the last 12 months, the permit information will appear on the screen and all you have to do is update the information, if necessary. If you have never purchased a permit, you can apply at the payment center by entering all requested information.
  • The cost of the night parking permit will remain at $20 per 4-month period and $55 per year. There is no transaction fee to use the payment center to purchase a permit.
  • Parking citations can be paid with cash, check or credit card at the Automated Payment Center. There is a transaction fee of $2.

Residential Nonconforming Use Day Permits

  • Who May Apply?
    • Residents living in houses built prior to October 27, 1970, and where the residence does not provide a minimum of one parking space per dwelling unit, or if the dwelling unit is in a building of over three stories, the parking does not provide at least 2 parking spaces per 3 dwelling units.
    • This application includes:
      1. The name and address of the owner or operator
      2. The license number, make and year of each vehicle
      3. The location where the applicant requests to park the vehicle
      4. A sworn statement that the applicant resides at the address given and that the residence qualifies under sub 2-a, b or c. If the applicant is applying under sub. 2-b, the sworn statement shall include physical dimensions of the parking space and the applicant's vehicle, including photographs of each. If the applicant is applying under sub 2-c, the sworn statement shall include an attached statement from a physician for the disabled person that the applicant's vehicle is needed to transport that person.
  • Cost of Permit:
    • $10.00/year or $3.00/quarter
  • Where to Purchase: 
    • Permit applications and permit renewals must be made at the Police District Station of the district in which the vehicle will be parked
    • Call (414) 933-4444 for location of a Police District Station nearest you, or get a list of district station locations
    • Cash or checks accepted. Receipt available
  • Where to Place Permit:
    • Inside vehicle at lower driver's side of front windshield. 

Commuter Impacted Residential Area Day Permits

  • Which Residences Qualify:
    • This permit applies only to certain congested areas of the City near factories, schools, hospitals or large employment centers, which have been specially designated as "Commuter Impacted" by the Common Council. A residence qualifies for this permit if the hourly parking limit sign(s) on the block on which it is located contain the words "and permit" following the words "except Saturday, Sunday" or "except Sunday." Only one such permit may be issued to an eligible household. Look for a listing of eligible areas (MCO 101-27.9-c1-c19).
  • Permit Application Includes:
    • The name, address and Wisconsin driver's license number of the owner or operator of each vehicle.
    • At the time of application, each applicant must present to the Police Department a valid driver's license with the same address as stated on the application and the motor vehicle registration for each vehicle listed on the application. 
    •  Cost of Permit:
        No cost.
  • Where to Obtain:
    • Permit applications and permit renewals must be made at the Police District Station of the district in which the vehicle will be parked.
    • Call (414) 933-4444 for location of Police District Station nearest you, or get a list of district station locations
  • Where to Place Permit:
    • Inside vehicle at lower driver's side of front windshield. 

Shift Workers Parking Permit

  • Night Workers
    • In the case of night workers who are not provided with off-street parking facilities by their employers, the Chief of Police shall, subject to the approval of the Common Council, designate suitable locations where such night workers shall be permitted to park their automobiles during the period of their employment. The permit shall be displayed in the lower left hand corner of the windshield. The Chief of Police, under this authority, may also issue the shift workers permits to car-pooling workers who must park on-street as a necessary part of their car-pooling arrangement.
    • For more information call (414) 933-4444, or get a list of district station locations.

Handicapped Parking Permits

Vehicle for Sale Permits

  • Applications and inspections must be made in person. Complete the top portion of the application. The vehicle must be titled or registered in the applicant’s name. The applicant must provide an original vehicle title. Titles in someone else’s name, but signed over to applicant, cannot be issued a vehicle sales permit.
  • Sales Location:
    • Milwaukee Tow Lot
      3811 West Lincoln Avenue
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53221
      Phone: (414) 286-2700
      Fax: (414) 286-5093
  • Hours:
    • Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to 6 pm; Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm
  • Permit Cost:
    • $40. Only cash or Visa or Master cards are accepted. We cannot accept checks.
  • Permit Duration:
    • Permits are valid for six months from the payment date.
  • Required Items:
    1. A valid state-issued driver’s license. Persons not having a valid driver’s license must provide a valid passport or valid state-issued identification card
    2. Proof of ownership requires a valid title. The applicant must be the owner of the vehicle. Applications for permits must be done in person. Phone or mail orders cannot be accepted. If selling on behalf of a vehicle owner, the applicant must have a properly notarized letter and accompanying title authorizing that person to sell the vehicle.

 

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