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201 4th Street SE
Room 135
Rochester, MN 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2900
Fax: 507-328-2901
TDD: 507-328-2900

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Residential Parking Permit

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A Residential Parking permit is required to park on certain streets in the City of Rochester. The license plate on your registered vehicle serves as your permit.


Rochester City Ordinance Chapter 11-10 provides the guidelines for residential permit parking in the city. Permit holders are required to provide a registered license plate number for the vehicle to be parked in the residential permit parking zone. Parking enforcement will use automatic license plate readers to determine which vehicles are not permitted in the zone.  All Parking Tickets must be paid before a permit is approved.

All permit parkers need to be mindful that other city-wide parking requirements still apply when parking in a permit zone. This includes seasonal parking requirements, requiring parking on only one side of the street every day from 2 am until 3 pm during the time from Oct. 1 through May 1 each year, as well as the general restriction against parking on a City street for more than 12 hours at a time. Even with a valid permit, parkers in a zone must follow these requirements, and may be ticketed when not doing so.

Additional information and maps on Permit Parking

Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Cost and Requirements:


Cost  Requirements (must submit for new and renewal permits)
  • Application Fee
    • $6 one time fee / vehicle
  • Annual Permit Cost
    • $25 per vehicle / year
  • Temporary Permit Cost
    • $15 per vehicle / 14-30 days
    • No cost for less than 14 days
  • Proof of Residency

    Valid Drivers License with current address AND

    • Current electric/phone/cable bill, OR
    • Lease agreement

    Proof of Vehicle Ownership 

    • State Issued Registration with License Plate Number and Make, Model and Year of Vehicle,


    To Purchase or Renew:


    Complete the full application online for yearly permits. Payment can be made online as well with a credit card. A convenience fee of $2.50 applies to online payments.

    Parking Permit


    Fill out the application form and mail it with the proper fee, copy of proof of residency and vehicle registration. Please do not send originals of your vehicle registration or proof of residency. Checks can be made payable to the City Clerk's Office.

    (Use for residential, business, or temporary permits)

         City Clerk’s Office
         201 4th St. SE Room 135
         Rochester, MN 55904

    In Person

    You may purchase or renew a permit in person at City Hall.  You must provide both proof of residency and your vehicle registration, and can pay by cash, check or credit card

         City Clerk’s Office
         201 4th St. SE Room 135
         Rochester, MN 55904

        City Hall 1st Floor

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