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, Clark Avenue and Mission Road.  Unless you are a qualified resident or merchant fronting one of these streets and hold a valid permit, you may not park a vehicle longer than two hours between 8:00am - 9:00pm, Monday-Friday, in the preferential parking zone.

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

Resident Parking Permits:

Up to four (4) permits may be acquired for vehicles that are properly registered to a Colma address located in the preferential parking zone. To obtain a permit, the registered owner must bring a valid driver's license and copy of the current vehicle registration listing the qualified Colma address 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.

Parking 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. Parking permits not placed in the proper location will be voided and are subject to a citation.

No more than four (4) preferential parking permits will be issued 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.  Other temporary parking permits are not to be used on these vehicles.  To obtain an individual 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 either the Sterling Park Preferential Parking Zone or the Mission Road Preferential Parking Zone, for a period longer than the two-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 receive temporary parking permits 15 times per year. Only one temporary parking permit may be in affect at one time.

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

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

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