In an on – going effort to streamline permitting, SDOT added another option to its list of online services. As of this month, January, people wishing to renew their Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) permits can do so from home, online, using their credit card for payment.
Now that this great new service is available, you might ask why it wasn’t before now. SDOT’s ace Parking Management team explains that it was “a long and technically challenging development process.” When people renew their RPZ permits with the new online system, the system automatically verifies their home address and vehicle registration, so that people no longer need to mail in or bring in proof of residency and vehicle registration information. When the renewal order is placed, the system sends the information to the city’s vendor, who then manufactures a vehicle-specific decal that is sent directly to the customer, arriving in ten days or less. With this new renewal system, no more hunting for envelope or stamp, or running downtown to renew your RPZ permit – renew from home, print a ten-day temporary permit if you need, and check the mail in a few short days for your new decal.
For more information about the RPZ program, please see our website: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parking/parkingrpz.htm
For all the details on the new online process please go to: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parking/rpz_online_overview.htm