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Lexington, KY 40507

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Residential Permit Parking


If a street is approved as a Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) district, it becomes permit parking only.

In 1990, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council approved the RPPP to address the negative impacts neighborhoods can experience as a result of too many non-resident vehicles using local streets for parking.

Today, the RPPP is comprised of 50 districts affecting more than 1K properties. The RPPP is a valuable tool for neighborhoods to enhance the usability for residents, safety, and appearance of their street.

Current RPPP districts can be viewed on our Residential Parking Permit Map.


To request a permit renewal, complete the Residential Parking Permit Renewal Form.

If your street is an RPPP district and you need to purchase a permit, create a LEXPARK Parking Account and follow the on-screen instructions.

To qualify for a permit, you must be a resident of the street. Each household can acquire two (2) primary permits that must always be used with the same vehicle and two (2) guest permits that can be used by visitors. Permits are $10/each and valid from July 1st through June 30th of the current year.


If residents are interested in designating their street as an RPPP district, the area must meet all criteria outlined in the Procedure On Requests To Establish A Residential Parking Permit Program document.

A Residential Parking Permit Petition must be signed by a minimum of 65% of the property owners/residents on the street or block in question.

Once the petition has been received, a study to review all factors that may contribute to the problems identified by the applicant will take place. The study requires that a minimum of 75% of the parking spaces on the street in question be occupied, with a minimum of 25% of the occupied spaces being utilized by non-residents of the area.

RPPP districts must be approved by the Urban County Council, which entails going through the required public readings before it is adopted by resolution.

If approved, signage is installed in the area and LEXPARK may begin issuing citations to motorists without a valid permit.