Back in March, the SFMTA Board of Directors unanimously approved "Area Q", a new residential parking permit zone bounded by Webster, Masonic, Haight, and Golden Gate:
SFMTA draft map
This weekend, residents in the area began receiving letters from the SFMTA announcing that applications for the Area Q permits are now available.
Some fast facts:
- Signage is currently being installed throughout the area
- Enforcement will begin Sept. 1st, 2015
- To ensure that permits are received by then, applications should be mailed by July 1st, 2015
- In-person applications will be accepted starting Aug. 1st, 2015
- The permits will cost $111 for the first 18 months through Dec. 1st, 2016, and will be renewable annually thereafter
Residents aren't the only ones who are eligible for parking permits. Businesses in the permit area can apply for one permit for a personal vehicle and up to three permits for commercial vehicles. Also, residents can apply for up to three permits for home medical caregivers, and one permit for childcare providers. Temporary daily and weekly permits for use by visitors or rental cars are also available. To see all the different permit types and costs, click here.
San Francisco's parking permit system was established in 1976 "to provide more parking spaces for residents by discouraging long-term parking by people who do not live in the area," according to the SFMTA. With the addition of Area Q, there will now be 29 residential parking permit areas in the city.
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