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Your Helpful Guide to Parking Permits

Do You Need to Obtain a Parking Permit? 

When packing up your home and decades worth of belongings for a move, your brain may feel a little scattered. There are so many details that may not cross your mind… like have you thought about getting a parking permit at your new destination?

Whether you’re driving the truck yourself, or having some of our talented staff at Liberty Moving & Storage do the driving, you may need to obtain a parking permit.

Parking rules and regulations vary from city to city, so it’s vital to check the requirements as far in advance as you can (and definitely before moving day). Some cities, towns, and even some suburban residential areas require parking permits or signage for moving trucks. Local governments will not issue permits directly to a business, so it is the resident’s responsibility to apply for the permit.

If you fail to do so, it may result in being charged fees. Even worse, the equipment could be towed, leaving you responsible for the charges — who needs that added stress on moving day?

How to Obtain a Parking Permit:

  • Not all homes will require a parking permit, so the first step would be to contact your landlord, homeowner’s association, or building management to stay in the clear and be free of tickets/additional fees.
  • Contact your city offices. This could range from the street department, licensing and permitting department, department of temporary signs, or the police. Do a quick online search to see if you can find the right contact information, otherwise call your city’s main contact number to be directed to the right department that handles parking permits.
  • If you’re unable to find anything via the internet, contact your city’s non-emergency police department to find out more information regarding parking permits.

Major Cities that CURRENTLY Require Parking Permits:

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Portland, ME
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Hoboken, NJ
  • Portland, OR
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Madison, WI

** Keep in mind that this list includes many major cities, but it does not include all possible cities out there! Be sure to do your research before your moving date to ensure you’ve taken care of everything regarding parking permits.

Ready to Move?

Securing parking permits is only one part of preparing to move. If you need more information about moving locally or long distance with Liberty Moving & Storage, we’re here to help! You can get an instant quote online or by calling 1-800-640-4487.