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Department of Public Works

Requesting Residential Parking


The fundamental principle of Resident Only Parking is to create a balance between the needs of the public versus the need to provide residents reasonable access to their homes.

To initiate a request to install new Resident Only Parking or to amend existing Resident Only Parking, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out a petition showing at least 51% support from the property owners within the area you wish to install or amend Resident Only Parking.  To obtain property owner information contact Burlington Planning and Zoning. You may download the official petition here or you may pick up these petition forms at the Department of Public Works located at 645 Pine Street.
  2. Include a cover letter with the petition explaining why you are making this request and specify who you feel should be eligible for Resident Only Parking permits within this area.  Include your contact information:  Name, address, email address, and phone number. 
  3. Submit this cover letter and petition once completed via email to dpw-customerservice@burlingtonvt.gov or drop off to Customer Service at 645 Pine Street.

Staff will evaluate your request in the order which they are received and will be in contact with you as their evaluation develops.  When your request is ready it will be presented to the Public Works Commission.  The Commission meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Here is a link to the Residential Parking Management Plan 2016 Residential Parking Study