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Night Parking Permits

  • Night Parking
  • Temporary Night Parking Permission
  • Night Shift Worker
  • Disabled Night Parking
  • Night workers who are not provided off-street parking by their employers
  • No Cost
  • Available Online and in person at Violations Bureaus 
  • A no cost Special Disabled Night Permit is required in addition to the state issued disabled parking identification card to park on City Streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m and 6:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. 
  • One no cost permit per qualified resident.
  • Available Online and in person at Violations Bureaus 

Residential Daytime Permits

  • Residential Non-Conforming Use
  • Commuter Impacted Residential Area
  • Resident Only Permit (UWM)
  • Residents living in houses built prior to October 27, 1970 and a minimum of one parking space per dwelling unit is not provided as designated in Municipal Code of Ordinances 101-27.5
  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license with the same address as on the application or a valid Wisconsin driver's license and a utility bill with the same address on the application.
  • Vehicle must have valid Wisconsin license plates. If applying in person, registration form must be brought to Violations Bureau location
  • 1 permit per residence
  • $15 per year
  • Available Online or in person at Violations Bureaus
  • Applies to specific locations designated as "Commuter Impacted" by the Common Council.   These areas are generally located near factories, schools, hospitals or large employment centers - listing of all eligible areas (MCO 101-27.7-c1-c19).
  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license with the same address as on the application or a valid Wisconsin driver's license and a utility bill with the same address on the application.
  • Vehicle must have valid Wisconsin license plates. If applying in person, registration form must be brought to Violations Bureau location
  • No Cost
  • Only one permit may be issued per residence
  • Available Online or in person at Violations Bureaus

Violations Bureau Locations

North
6223 North Teutonia Avenue
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12pm

Downtown
Police Administration Building
951 N. James Lovell Drive, 2nd Floor
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

South
2980 S Chase Avenue
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

Parking Permits Frequently Asked Questions

  How Do I Apply For a Permit – (Standard Night Parking Only)?

If this is your first time using the permit website, you must first create an account, which will generate an account number for you. Your account number will be emailed to you and you will need to verify the email address associated with the account being registered. Please click HERE to begin the registration process.

The following are required in order to apply for a permit:

  • Vehicle must be registered
  • Physical plates on the vehicle must be valid

If you feel you already have an account number, please use the ‘forgot account number’ link on the login page and your account number will be emailed to you.  

You can log into your account HERE

Once you are logged into the account you have created, you can select ‘Order Permit’ then follow the steps under the ‘Night Parking Permits’ section. Standard Night Parking Permits are available for immediate purchase.

You can also visit in person at:

North
6223 North Teutonia Avenue
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12pm

Downtown
Police Administration Building
951 N. James Lovell Drive, 2nd Floor
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

South
2980 S Chase Avenue
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

Handicap Night parking permits are no cost to you, but you will still need to bring a valid registration, along with a valid driver’s license, copy of your hang tag, and registration of your hang tag, which was provided by the DMV.

Most permits are valid for four (4) months at a time, starting in January. Annual permits are valid January through December, not on a rolling 12-month basis. For example, when purchasing a permit on 2/15/2022, the permit will only be valid till 12/31/22. You will be required to repurchase a new permit  in January of each year ($20.00 for each quarter or annual for $55.00).

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM CST.

 

  What Is My Account Number?

If this is your first time using the permit website, you must first create an account, which will generate an account number for you. Please click HERE to begin the registration process.

If you feel you already have an account number, please use the ‘forgot account number’ link on the login page and your account number will be emailed to you.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST.

  Permit Limit/Residence Already Has Permit Under Another Name (Day Permits)

Per City of Milwaukee Regulations, only one day permit is allowed per address/residence.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST.

  Proper Documentation Missing/Not Provided (DL Address Does Not Match Permit Address)

We are unable to process applications due to missing/incomplete documentation provided during the application process. The driver’s license provided must match the address for which you are requesting a permit. Please log back into your account HERE and either provide an updated driver’s license or a copy of a current utility bill which matches the permit request address within 14 business days from permit denial notice.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST.

  Residence Has Garage, Slab and/or Driveway (Day Permit)

A residence which has a garage, slab and/or driveway available for parking is not eligible for a day permit. City of Milwaukee Regulations indicate a residence must not have one of these options available in order to be issued a day permit.

If you are a renter, you will need to provide a copy of the lease or rental agreement along with a recent utility bill, valid driver license and registration of the vehicle. This documentation can be submitted in person or online by logging into your account.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST.

  Out of State Driver’s License (Day & Night Permit)

Permits cannot be issued to out of State Driver’s Licenses Per City of Milwaukee Regulations, acceptable documentation includes a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or a current copy of a utility bill. You may log back into your account HERE and submit a copy of a recent utility bill (which matches the name of the permit applicant) if you wish to proceed with your application.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST.

  Incorrect/Incomplete Address (Day Permit)

We are unable to process permit applications with an incorrect/incomplete address. Please log back into your account HERE to update your address, ensuring you include any Apartment/Unit numbers.

Once you’ve updated your address, you will need to resubmit the application with acceptable documentation. Required documentation is a copy of recent utility bill with updated address along with a valid driver’s license and vehicle registration that also shows the updated address.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST.

  Does Not Live In City Of Milwaukee (Day Permit)

City of Milwaukee permits are only issued to residents of the City of Milwaukee.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST.

  Necessary Documents (Disabled Night Permit)

Forms MV2598 and MV2933 are needed to apply for a disabled night permit. These forms must be signed by a physician. If you do not have the ability to obtain the forms, you may submit a copy of handicap placard, copy of registration of the handicap placard, valid driver’s license, and registration of the vehicle of the person requesting disabled night permit.

Handicap Night parking permits are no cost to you, but you will still need to bring a valid registration, along with a valid driver’s license, copy of your hang tag and registration of your hang tag which was provided by the DMV.

Most permits are valid for four (4) months at a time, starting in January. Annual permits are valid January through December, not on a rolling 12-month basis. For example, when purchasing a permit on 2/15/2023, the permit will only be valid till 12/31/23. You will be required to repurchase a new permit  in January of each year ($20.00 for each quarter or annual for $55.00).

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM CST.

  How Do I Apply For a Permit – (Permits Requiring Approval)?

If this is your first time using the permit website, you must first create an account, which will generate an account number for you. Please click HERE to begin the registration process.

If you feel you already have an account number, please use the ‘forgot account number’ link on the login page and your account number will be emailed to you.

Once you are logged into the account you have created, you can select ‘Order Permit’ then follow the steps under the ‘Permits Which Require Approval’ section. The permits that are available to you based on your residential address will be available under the ‘Type’ drop-down box. Complete the steps and upload the documents as required. Please allow up to 10 business days for application review and response.

Documents required are a recent utility bill of the person registering for the permit, a valid driver’s license along with a valid vehicle registration. The review process may take up to 2 weeks. A determination will be mailed indicating whether the permit was accepted or denied.

If you receive a response regarding missing information, you will have up to 14 business days from the date of the letter to supply any missing information. Any response received after the deadline will require a new application process.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST.

  Page Errors

If you are receiving page errors when trying to submit an application or payment, please try an alternate browser or try your application again at a later time. If the issue persists, you can bring your application and supporting documentation to one of our payment sites for processing:

  Can I Transfer A Permit?

For transfer requests pertaining to night parking permits, registered owners can call 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00 PM CST for further assistance.

For transfer requests pertaining to day parking permits, you will be required to submit a new application as day permits are unable to be transferred to a new vehicle. You may go in person or online by providing or submitting acceptable documentation of the following: Proof of ownership (registration), recent utility bill within 30-60 days and Valid WI driver’s license.

Rental Vehicles will need to go in person only and provide the rental contract of the vehicle at one of the 3 addresses below:

North
6223 North Teutonia Avenue
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12pm

Downtown
Police Administration Building
951 N. James Lovell Drive, 2nd Floor
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

South
2980 S Chase Avenue
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

You can contact our Milwaukee at phone number 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST for further assistance.

  Document Size Too Large

The combined size of the documents being attaching cannot exceed 50MB. Please try to resize your documents and re-submit. Alternatively, you may print your documents and bring them, with your application, to one of our payment sites for processing:

North
6223 North Teutonia Avenue
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12pm

Downtown
Police Administration Building
951 N. James Lovell Drive, 2nd Floor
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

South
2980 S Chase Avenue
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST.

  Out of State Plates (Day Permit)

City of Milwaukee Regulations indicate day permits may only be issued to State of Wisconsin license plates.

If you’re still needing to utilize a parking spot during the day you will need to obtain Day Permission by calling 414-286-8350 M-F 8:00 am- 5:00 PM CST. Please be ready to provide the plate number and location of requested parking spot.

Forms MV2548 and MV2933 are provided from your local DMV or online at Wisconsin DMV Official Government Site - Disabled parking ID (wisconsindot.gov), both forms will need be to be completed by your physician and signed by either submitting in person or online.

Once you have the needed documentation, you can log into your account HERE and submit your application.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can reach us at 414-344-0840 M-F 8:00am-5pm.

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