Parking Permit Information

permit blogResidents of the Central West End and Forest Park Southeast, July of each year is the time for parking permit renewals.
Park Central Development manages this program in residential portions of Forest Park Southeast and the Central West End in an effort to reserve parking for the residents who live on each block.

Applications are accepted Monday and Wednesday between 8am – 5pm.  Click here for an application.

How do I establish a permitted parking district for my block?
If your block is not already a permitted parking district and you are interested in establishing one, you can click here for step by step instructions to get started.

My block already has a permitted parking district estblished.  How do I purchase my permits?

Permits can be purchased at Park Central Development’s office at 4512 Manchester Ave., Suite 100  on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from 8am – 5pm

To process the purchase of your permit, please print and fill out the parking permit application and bring the required documentation with you:

  • Completed application
  • PHOTO ID ( valid driver’s license of state issued ID)
  • PROOF OF OWNERSHIP OF THE VEHICLE: (insurance card, registration or title) Note: you must have this information for each permit requested
  • PROOF OF RESIDENCE (utility bill, signed lease, closed sale contract, occupancy permit or a piece of mail that has your name and address on it)
  • PAYMENT BY CHECK or MONEY ORDER or CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS WITH A $1 SERVICE CHARGE.

How much do parking permits cost?

Residential Parking Permits:
$10 each when purchased between July 1st – December 31st
$6 each when purchased between January 1st – March 31st
$5 each when purchased between April 1st – June 30th

Business Permits (limit of 5 per site)
$15 each if purchased July 1st – December 31st
$10 each if purchased between January 1st – June 30th

There is a $1 service charge on all Credit and Debit card transactions. 

Park Central will assess a $20 fee on all returned checks and/or will invalidate permits until proper payment has been made. In the case of invalidated parking permits, the City of St. Louis’ Parking Enforcement will issue tickets until a valid permit has been reissued)

When do parking permits need to be renewed?
The parking permit year is July 1st – June 30th. Permits must be renewed annually. Permits for the new year (2016/17) can be purchased beginning in May, however, please note that permits are not valid until July. Please keep and display your existing permit until the new permit is valid.

Please see above for renewal costs.

How do I know if my block is already a permitted parking district?
Parking permits are valid for use only in the zones where they are registered. Residency in the following areas are required to obtain permits:

Forest Park Southeast

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Each household located in these permit districts are allowed one permit per vehicle and up to two guest permits per household:

  • 4500-4599 Gibson
  • 4500-4599 Chouteau
  • 1100-1199 Kentucky
  • 1100-1199 Talmage
  • 4200-4299 Gibson
  • 4500-4599 Wichita

Central West End

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Each household located in these permit districts are allowed one permit per vehicle and up to two guest permits per household.

  • 4400-4499 Laclede Ave
  • 4300-4399 Laclede Avenue
  • the odd (North) side of 4300-4300 Forest Park Parkway
  • the odd (West) side of 21-35 Newstead
  • 10-23 Manhattan Mews

Central West End

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Each household located in these permit districts are allowed one permit per vehicle and NO guest permits. (no guest permits are issued due to the lack of available parking)

  • 4900 Buckingham
  • 4900 Laclede Ave.
  • North Court
  • 4-20 N. Kingshighway

What about guest permits?
Each household may purchase up to two (2) guest permits annually, excluding 4900 Buckingham, 4900 Laclede Ave., North Court and 4-20 N. Kingshighway
The cost of guest permits is the same as regular permits.

What if my permit is lost or stolen?
Replacement permits can be purchased at Park Central Development for $5. When a replacement permit is purchased, we will invalidate the lost or stolen permit.

My business is in one of these districts and we use on street parking. What do I need to know about this?
Business located in these districts may purchase up to five (5) permits. To purchase permits, please provide documentation (title, insurance card, registration) for each vehicle in need of a permit and proof of the business address (utility bill, lease, mail)
Business permits cost:
$15 per permit when purchased between July 1st – December 31st
$10 per permit when purchased between January 1st – June 30th

I purchased a parking permit last year. Do I need to bring all of the required paperwork again when purchasing my new permit?
Yes! It is important to bring all of your information. This helps to ensure that valid, current residents are purchasing permits.

Applications are accepted Monday and Wednesday between 8am – 5pm. Click here for an application.

No emailed or faxed applications will be considered.
Please call us at 314-535-5311 with questions regarding the program or email Hannah Curtin at: hannah@parkcentraldevelopment.org