RPP: Residential Parking Program
A Residential Permit Parking Zone is a residential area where on street parking is restricted. The RPP program was developed as a tool to balance the needs of all who parks on our streets, including residents, visitors and commuters.
Parking in residential areas is limited to residents, business and commuters who obtain permits.
Residential Parking Program
What is a residential parking permit zone?
Residential Parking Permit (RPP) zones are used successfully nationwide to help reduce neighborhood parking overflow from retail and employment centers.
An RPP zone allows the general public can park for a specified time period, while exempting residents with permits from the time limit. Aspen maintains a number of RPP zones and limits general parking in these zones to two hours. Residents with valid permits are exempted from the two-hour limit.
How and where may I get a permit?
Annual permits are available from the Parking Department and are renewed each fall.
To qualify for a permit, mail or bring copies of these documents along with a completed application to the Parking Department.
- Bring in your vehicle registration. Vehicle must be registered in Pitkin County and registered at your current address.
- Proof of residency (current driver's license, phone or electric bill, lease, etc.)
- Outstanding parking tickets must be paid before a permit can be issued.
How much do permits cost? How do I use them?
Residential parking permits are free for up to two vehicles.
May I have more than one permit?
You may obtain a electronic permit for each registered vehicle you own (limit of five permits).
Do I have to participate in this program if I live in a RPP zone?
No. However, you may not park on-street in an RPP zone for more than two hours without a permit, and you will not receive the benefit of a guest permit.
What about my guests?
You have several options for guest parking. First of all, anyone may park free for up to two hours in an RPP zone.
Each residence in an RPP zone receives one free guest pass that authorizes parking for more than two hours while the guest is parked at the host address. The pass is displayed on the guest vehicle's rearview mirror.
If you are hosting a special event during restricted parking hours, please contact the Parking Department at 920-5267 to make arrangements.
Where can I park if I live in Aspen's commercial core?
You may obtain a residential parking permit by following the above guidelines, and choosing one of four RPP zones.
What happens if I lose my guest pass?
Call or stop by the Parking office at 540 E Main. You will need to provide the number of your Guest permit and a replacement fee will be charged.
Does the residential permit exempt my vehicle from other parking restrictions?
No, all vehicles regardless of permits are subject to a 72-hour limit. Additionally, all vehicles must comply with No Parking 3am-7am and other posted restrictions.
What about business locations?
Businesses holding a valid City of Aspen business license located in the residential area receive one permit at no charge. Additional permits maybe purchased at $500 for 6 months.
Are there Residential Parking Options for Non-Residents?
If you are visiting, ask your host for a guest permit (valid only while actually visiting at a permit holder's address and parking in the immediate vicinity.)
Day passes ($8.00) are available at the Airport Parking Kiosk and allow all day parking in any residential zone.
Carpools of two or more adults, are eligible for free carpool permits that allow parking in any residential or carpool zone all day. These passes are also available at the Airport Parking Kiosk.