Parking Permits

New Monthly Parking Permits

Parking permits are ideal for registered car owners who need a place to park routinely in the downtown business district. We have parking spots available for much less than the daily meter rate. 

Apply for a new parking permit by:

  • Mail:  a completed  Parking Permit Application Form (PDF)  and check payable to the:
    City of Bellingham
    Finance Department
    210 Lottie Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225
  • In person: at the Finance Department (1st floor of City Hall)

See the Parking Permits FAQ for more information.

Pay For Existing Parking Permits

Residential Parking Permits

A residential parking zone has been established for certain streets within the city limits of Bellingham. To find out if your street is included in any of the zones, review the residential parking zone section 11.38 of the Municipal Code for a list of the streets and rules governing the residential parking zones within the City.

Commercial Parking Permits

The City of Bellingham offers Mechanics Vehicle Permits.  This allows contractors and other tradespeople who frequently work downtown to park without paying meter or pay station fees while performing trade. 

  • Cost: $250 per year per permit.  Rate covers January through December and is not prorated.  Can submit one application for multiple permits.
  • Permit can be shared by vehicles with the same company signage.  Signage is to be permanent.
  • Virtual permits are used, meaning hangtags are not needed.  Vehicle license plates are scanned to confirm permits.
  • Terms of use are on application at following link.
  • Purchase a permit from Parking Services in the Finance Department at City Hall, 210 Lottie St., in person or by mailing a completed application and check payable to the:
    • City of Bellingham
      Finance Department
      210 Lottie Street
      Bellingham, WA 98225

Questions?  Contact Parking Services at 360-778-7780 or parksmart@cob.org.

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