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How to Petition the City for Residential Permit Parking

A Residential Permit Parking Program has been established to alleviate the on-street parking problem that may exist in certain residential neighborhoods that are near commercial areas, large institutions, and large apartment complexes that do not provide adequate parking for their businesses, institutions, or complexes. The Residential Permit Parking Program will be limited to those residential neighborhoods that file an application for participation in the program and that show through a parking survey that 33% or more of the vehicles that park in a given block of a residential neighborhood are not owned by the residents of that block. The City Council shall have the final decision-making authority on the application and may impose reasonable conditions. A residential neighborhood may petition the City for a residential permit parking program by following these steps:

  1. Applicant meets with staff of the Planning Division to discuss requirements and feasibility of the proposed residential permit parking program.

  2. Applicant files application signed by a majority of the persons residing on a block complete with description of area within the parking program, and requested hours and days of week for the program, at least 27 days before Plan Commission meeting. Download Application [PDF]

  3. Staff requests a parking study from the Police Department to determine if at least 33% or more of the vehicles parked in a given block are not owned by the residents.

  4. Staff reviews application at Community Design Review Board meeting.

  5. Plan Commission holds public hearing on application and makes a recommendation to the City Council.

  6. City Council acts upon recommendation of Plan Commission and establishes hours of the day, days of the week, or months of the year when such parking restrictions shall be effective.

  7. Staff requests official signs to be erected indicating "Parking by Permit Only" from Department of Public Works.

  8. Staff issues residential parking permits to residents of the designated area.

Community Development
Kendall Jackson, Director
Second Floor, 150 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 724-4040
Fax: (815) 724-4056 

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