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Parking Permits

Residential Parking Permits

In order to apply for a residential parking permit, Metro Public Works requires an application process that includes a petition from all residents desiring a permit. The petition should include each resident's name, address and telephone number. It should be submitted to the council member of your district who in turn will submit to Metro Public Works for review.

Download the Residential Parking Permit Petition Form

The staff will review the location and if recommended, the request will be submitted to the Metro Traffic & Parking Commission for final approval. Upon approval all residents who signed the petition will receive a permit application which further explains the procedures. A permit is issued once the completed application and $10 annual permit fee is received by Public Works. For more information, contact Diane Marshall at 615-880-2455.

Download the Residential Parking Permit Application.

Valet Parking Permits

A valet parking permit may be issued when an application and all necessary documents are filed. No person shall engage in the business of valet parking within the area of the Metropolitan Government public right-of-way without first obtaining and keeping in force a license from the Traffic and Parking Commission as a valet operator. Metro Public Works traffic staff will review the location and if recommended, the request will be submitted to the Metro Traffic & Parking Commission for final approval. For more information and/or to apply, contact Diane Marshall at or by phone at 615-880-2455.

Green Parking Permits

In December 2010, the Metro Council approved an ordinance allowing free parking at meters in the downtown Central Business District to drivers who own clean technology vehicles, including hybrid vehicles that use both electric and gasoline engines for power, or non-hybrid vehicles that get very high gas mileage and have very low exhaust emissions.

Beginning July 1 2011, the Davidson County Clerk’s office will provide Green Parking permits to private passenger vehicles and may be obtained with an annual fee of $10. The permits are valid for a period of one year and shall be issued at the time the motor vehicle is registered. Applications are available at the County Clerk’s main office in the Howard Office Building at Fulton Complex, 700 2nd Avenue South, and at all five satellite locations.

Residents with Green Parking permits must adhere to all parking laws, including properly parking in metered spaces and parking no longer than meter limits. Green Parking permits are tied to vehicle VIN numbers and cannot be shared with another vehicle.

The Green Parking permit program began as an initiative of the Mayor’s Green Ribbon Committee on Environmental Sustainability. For more information, visit the County Clerk's Green Parking Permits page.