Permits

The City of Spokane requires permits to park in specific places. Many of the permits below may be obtained in person at the 3rd Floor of City Hall during regular business hours (8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday). Using our online portal you can create an account and apply for permits.

Please call Parking Services Parking Permits at 509.625.6830 or email parkingpermits@spokanecity.org with any questions.

Commercial Loading Zone

Commercial Loading Zone (CLZ) permits are for use in signed Commercial Loading Zones while actively and expeditiously loading and unloading commodities for up to 30 minutes. CLZ Permit holders must still follow other stopping, standing, parking, and loading regulations in the Spokane Municipal Code as well as general permit guidelines under SMC 16A.06.010. Food trucks, taxis, and mobile vendors are NOT eligible for CLZ permits.

Commercial Loading Zone Permits may be obtained in person at the 3rd floor of City Hall during regular business hours. Permits may also be purchased online at www.spokanepermits.org.

NOTE: An account must be registered, and the applicant needs to be logged into an account in order to apply for a Commercial Loading Zone permit. When logged in, choose the "Parking" tab, and then choose "Apply for a Permit" in the upper left corner of the permit account page. Please call Parking Services Parking Permits at (509) 625-6830 or email parkingpermits@spokanecity.org with any questions.

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

Downtown Residential Parking District Permit

The Downtown Residential Parking District (DRPD) Permit, formerly the Residential Parking Pass, started as a pilot program and continues to evolve. Not all residential buildings within the Paid Parking Zone participate in the DRPD program.

The Downtown Residential Parking District Permit is issued by the City to a landlord/property manager/property owner according to Spokane Municipal Code Section 16A.06.070. The code designates the administration, rules, and terms for the DRPD Permits. Permits are not issued from the City directly to individuals at this time.

DRPD permits are only for use by residents at ALL-DAY paid parking spaces, which allows the permit holder to hang the placard instead of paying at the ALL-DAY paid parking device. Having a DRPD permit does not prevent permit holders from being subject to other parking regulations according to the Spokane Municipal Code.

Download the Downtown Residential Parking District Permit Program Agreement (PDF 1.8 MB).

Special Loading Zone

Special Loading Zones (SLZ) are for commercial vehicles and those vehicles engaged in services in conjunction with utilities, construction and maintenance, and special parking zones. The permits are for use by official vehicles, clearly identifiable news media vehicles, clearly identifiable vehicles of charitable, nonprofit service organizations, and vehicles qualifying for an Entertainment Parking District privilege as provided in SMC 16A.04.100(G) and SMC 16A.61.5703. Taxis and mobile vendors are NOT eligible for SLZ permits.

Please use the On-Street Paid Parking Map to identify the space(s) you would like to reserve. Each space is identified by a diamond, please write down the Zone, Space Number, and Space Name for the parking space you would like to reserve.

Special Loading Zone Permits may be obtained in person at the 3rd floor of City Hall during regular business hours. Permits may also be purchased online at www.spokanepermits.org.

NOTE: An account must be registered, and the applicant needs to be logged into an account in order to apply for a Commercial Loading Zone permit. When logged in, choose the "Parking" tab, and then choose "Apply for a Permit" in the upper left corner of the permit account page. Please call the Parking Services Parking Permits at (509) 625-6830 or email parkingpermits@spokanecity.org with any questions.


Contact Us

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