Parking Permits

Residential and Business Parking Permits

Parking permits are issued in accordance with the procedures established in          [      Dover Code of Ordinances, Sec. 106-135   . The permits expire annually on July 15th. The Special Enforcement Unit of the Police Department is responsible for assigning permit colors to the specific areas each year.

 Residential Parking Permit Application

Residential Parking

  • A resident of a designated residential parking area may be issued no more than (3) parking stickers   (one per vehicle)  

Business Parking

  • Business employees in designated areas may receive a residential parking permit. This sticker exempts the vehicle from the time-limit parking restrictions only in the designated area.
  • A business may only be issued     (1) sticker per business address   .
  • The State of Delaware is considered one business, regardless of how many different offices are located in the building.
  • A building with several 'suites' housing different businesses is entitled to one sticker per 'suite'.
  • Local, county, and state agencies as well as courts are each considered one business.

 Renewal / Changes 

When a resident has a change of address, they are required to make a new application for a permit within two weeks. If a resident is at the 3-sticker maximum and wishes to obtain a permit for a newly purchased vehicle, they must provide:

  • A copy of the 'bill of sale' showing trade-in of the previously-issued vehicle  or 
  • Provide the (peeled) sticker

 Temporary Parking 

Any request for temporary permits for visitors, or for exceptions to the parking restrictions for any reason (ex: moving vans, construction) should be referred to the     Police Department   

  • Temporary permits will not be issued for more than thirty (30) days.

    DISCLAIMER:     The information is prepared for you as a general guide to our utility policy. Please understand that it does not cover all circumstances and that it might not include specific details on a subject which interests you. If you have questions that are not covered here or want information on any subject, please give us a call. We are here to serve you!