Parking Permits

Colma Resident, Merchant, or Guest Parking Permits

The Town of Colma has preferential parking hours applicable to B, C, D, E, F Streets and Clark Avenue.  Unless you are a qualified resident or merchant fronting one of these streets and hold a valid permit, you may not park longer than two hours between the hours of 8:00am and 9:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Qualified residents and merchants on these streets may acquire permits for free at the Colma Police Department seven days a week, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm.

Resident Permits:
Up to four (4) permits may be acquired for vehicles that are properly registered to a Colma address in the preferential parking area. To obtain a permit, the registered owner will need to bring  a valid driver's license listing the qualified Colma address and the current vehicle registration to the Colma Police Department. The driver's license and registration must show the same address (any vehicles with an incomplete registration will not be issued a permit). Parking permits are valid only for the years noted on the permit.  New permits are to be obtained every two years.

Resident Permits must be displayed from the outside rear window on the driver’s side of the vehicle (except for convertibles and pick up trucks in which case the Permit must be displayed inside the front windshield), with the permit number or vehicle license number clearly visible from the outside. Resident Parking Permits not placed in the proper location, will be voided and you can be subject to a citation.

All qualified residents in the preferential parking zone will now receive no more than four (4) preferential parking permits per dwelling.

Parking permits are non-transferable.  New vehicles without license plates must be issued an individual temporary parking permit which will be assigned to that specific vehicle.  Temporary parking permits are not to be used on these vehicles.  To obtain a specific Temporary Parking Permit for a new vehicle, please bring the Bill of Sale that shows the qualified Colma address and a valid driver's license that shows the same name and address to the Colma Police Department.

Merchant Permits:
Qualified merchants fronting one of the streets in the preferential parking areas may acquire one permit for the principal vehicle used in the business.  Please bring your current vehicle registration to the Colma Police Department and proof of employment.

Temporary Parking Permits:

Qualified residents will have to request a temporary parking permit from the Police Department for a guest parking a vehicle in the Sterling Park parking zone, for a period longer than the (2) hour maximum.

Temporary parking permits may be requested using the form below or in person at the Colma Police Department, and must be picked up at the Colma Police Department upon presenting proof of residence (Driver's License or California identification card).

Temporary parking permits are only valid for a maximum of (14) days, per request, and qualified residents may only make the request no more than (15) times per year. Only one temporary parking permit may be in effect at one time.

Temporary parking permits cannot be used for vehicles registered to a Colma address.

Temporary parking permits must hang from your review mirror inside your vehicle.  Temporary parking permits not placed in the proper location, will be voided and you can be subject to a citation.

Temporary Parking Permit Application

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