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, Development Services Center, 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.
Commercial Loading Zone (CLZ) permit stickers 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.
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.
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.
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. Food trucks, taxis, and mobile vendors are NOT eligible for SLZ permits.