Permits & Passes

The City of Spokane requires permits or passes to park in specific places. Many of the permits and passes below may be obtained in person at the 3rd Floor of City Hall, Development Services Center during regular business hours (8 to 5, Monday through Friday). You can also use our online portal to apply for "parking" permits.

Please call 509.625.6999 or email permitteam@spokanecity.org with any questions.

Commercial Loading Zone

Commercial Loading Zone decals are for vehicles engaged in the expeditious loading and unloading of commodities only during business hours of 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. for a maximum of 30 minutes. Use in any other zones or in metered stalls is prohibited. Food trucks, taxis, and mobile vendors are NOT eligible for permits.

Disabled License Plate or Placard

Disabled plates and placards are issued by the Washington State Department of Licensing. More information about qualifying for and using a disabled parking plate/placard can be obtained at the DOL website.

Mobile Food Vendor Permit

Residential Parking Pass

The Residential Parking Program started as a pilot program and has expanded to include many other residential buildings as a result of the parking meter expansion. The Spokane Municipal Code Section 16A.61.5708 designates the rules regarding the distribution of Residential Parking Passes.

Residential Parking Passes are only for use by residents at ALL DAY meters, which allows the pass holder to hang the placard instead of paying the meter. It does not prevent pass holders from being subject to other rules regarding parking according to the Spokane Municipal Code. All Residential Parking Passes must be issued from the City to a Landlord/Property Manager/Property Owner, according to the Municipal Code, so individual passes cannot be issued by the City at this time. Participation is not required, and not all residential buildings within the downtown metered area elect to participate.

Residential Parking Pass Program Agreement Form

Special Loading Zone

Special Loading Zones are for vehicles engaged in the expeditious loading and unloading of commodities for a maximum of 30 minutes. Use in any other zones is prohibited. Food trucks, taxis, and mobile vendors are NOT eligible for Special Loading Zone bags.


Contact Us

Have a question about parking? Call 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489).