All Menlo Park residents are allowed to purchase up to 100 temporary one-night permits per year, per household (50 January thru June and 50 July thru December). Permits are generally good for a one year time period, though some may have a shorter or longer expiration, depending on when during the year the permits are purchased and what our supply is. Please only purchase what you intend to use in the immediate future or call us before purchase if you need further details regarding this at 650-330-6308 during Police business hours. Temporary permits can be used for guests, or other reasons that you would need to park your car on the street (such as vehicle breakdown, driveway repair etc). Temporary permits are available for purchase by residents only at the Police Department during Police business hours, or use the PayPal button on the main Parking and Permits page*. Permits that are purchased online are mailed out the next City business day. The permits can be purchased in advance, and the date scratched off when you need to use them. The cost is set according to the City's fee schedule, and is currently $2.00 per permit.
*A limited number of permits can be purchased at the Police Department thru the Dispatch window after hours or on weekends/holidays for an additional fee.
Your Driver's License is needed to establish residency and for cashing checks. Payments acceptable are cash, check, credit card (Visa/MasterCard) or ATM debit card.