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Steps for implementing a Neighborhood Parking Permit Program on residential streets within Orange:

  • Parking Permit areas are implemented on a block-by-block basis.
  • Upon a request, staff will conduct an initial review and determine if the request area is qualified for the program or not.
  • Upon staff approval, the proponent submits a written letter of request and an application fee of $650.00 for consideration of the implementation of permit parking on the candidate street(s).
  • Upon receipt of the letter of request and the application fee the Traffic Engineering staff creates a petition that covers all of the addresses on the affected streets and mails it to the proponent.
  • The proponent circulates the petition through the neighborhood and returns it to the Traffic Engineering Division within 45 days.  The proponent shall sign under penalty of perjury that the signatures collected are those in the identified households.
  • There must be a minimum of 75% of residents in favor of the proposed parking permit program in order for the request to receive a favorable recommendation by the Traffic Engineering Division.
  • Only one signature per household from resident, either spouce, is requred.  Corner lots participation is limited to street frontage where the home's address is visable.
  • Petition including the Advantages and Disadvantages shall be read thoroughly prior to resident signing.  Resident will initial the Advanages & Disadvantages column prior to signing the petition to indicate they have read the Pro's and Con's.  The vote is final and cannot be changed.
  • After the completed petition is returned to the Public Works Department the Traffic Engineering Division assigns the issue to the first available Traffic Commission agenda.
  • All addresses on the petition will be notified of the Traffic Commission meeting at least 10 days prior to the meeting.  The property owner of each address will be notified in addition to the resident of each address, if they are different.  In addition as part of the city notification practice, all residents and businesses within a 300 ft. radius of the area will be notified of the meeting 10 days prior to the meeting.
  • If the Traffic Commission approves the request it is then forwarded to the City Council for final approval.  The affected street(s) are added to the City's Permit Parking Resolution.
  • Residents are notified as to where they can pick up their permits and when the Police Department will begin its enforcement.

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