Update 06/29: The Parking Administrator will review the objection forms. If any street or section of street has 66 2/3% or more objectors, that street will be removed.
A final mailing will then go out to all residences that remain in the permit area, letting them know that the program will begin on X date, and a reminder of how to get their permits, etc.
After much consternation, the civilized world arrives on the West Side. Yes, starting in August, if you acquire a permit, you may park your car on the streets overnight in certain areas. Be prepared for the state to slide into the ocean shortly after.
Information on the program available here. FAQ:
Q. How does the program work?
A. If you live on a street that is included in the program, and your car is registered with the RI DMV at that address, you are eligible. A window sticker will be provided as evidence of registration, and you will be permitted to leave your registered car overnight on a street within the pilot area. Areas designated for such use are marked by signs reading “NO PARKING 11:00 PM TO 6:00 AM EXCEPT BY RESIDENT PERMIT.” Naturally, you will need to park your car in a space that is otherwise legal (for example, you cannot park in front of a fire hydrant or within 25 feet of a corner). When a parking ban (such as a snow emergency) is declared, you must remove your car from the street for the duration of the ban.
Q. How many cars can be registered for overnight parking?
A. Up to 2 per household. Any more than that must be parked off-street overnight.
Q: If I have two vehicles, do I have to apply individually for a permit for each vehicle?
A: Yes. Separate applications for each vehicle are required, but you need not come in person. They may be submitted at the same time, but the permits will be issued for the vehicles – not for the owner.
Q: If my spouse has a vehicle and I have a vehicle, do each of us have to apply for a permit for each individual vehicle?
A: You do not need to personally apply for a permit, but remember that the permit is issued for a specific vehicle based on the residency of a specific owner. Accordingly, each vehicle requires an individual permit.
Q: I have two roommates, both of whom have resident permits. Am I eligible to receive a permit too?
A: No. Only two permits per household may be issued. Arrangements must be made within households to allocate the resident permits available.
Q. What is the cost?
A. The cost to register is $25.00 per car. Any unpaid tickets issued by the Providence Police and the car’s vehicle (excise) tax must be paid in order to obtain a permit for your car.
Q. How do I apply?
A. Simply come to Providence Municipal Court with a valid (original, no photocopies) RI registration that shows the address of a street in the pilot parking area. Municipal Court is located on the first floor of the City of Providence Public Safety Complex, 325 Washington Street, located between Dean Street and I-95 Service Road #7. Applications can be made between 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Q. Must I come in person?
A. No. However, each permit is valid only for the car matching the registration presented. Remember, only 2 are allowed per household.
Web Site: providenceri.com/rpp
Parking Administrator: Ernest Carlucci