D.C. Considers Shrinking Residential Permit Parking Zones

Washington, D.C. is considering breaking up its residential parking permit zones. Under a D.C. Council bill, the city’s current eight zones would become 41, reducing the area where residents could park with permits.

Currently, D.C. residents may park anywhere in the city wards where they live. Under the new system, the area where they could park with permits would be reduced into Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. Councillors said the Rightsizing Residential Permit Parking Regulation Amendment Act is designed to offer more parking for residents of neighborhoods with limited space, and help business owners struggling with space turnover for customers.