The Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) in College Terrace allows vehicles displaying a resident permit, guest permit, or day permit, to use on-street parking, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

In addition, all vehicles not displaying a permit, may park up to two hours during these specified time periods. Vehicles not displaying a permit, during these specified time periods and exceeding the 2-hour maximum parking allowance are cited by the Police Department.

If you are a resident of the area, visit Revenue Collections on the Ground Floor of City Hall to purchase a permit for your vehicle.

For general questions, please contact the Transportation Division at (650) 329-2520 or Email:

College Terrace Parking
College Terrace residents may request:

  • One (1) residential parking permit can be purchased for each vehicle of a household owner or person(s) renting a household in the College Terrace Neighborhood. Residents applying for a permit will be required to provide proof of residency and vehicle ownership.
  • Multiple resident permits could be purchased per physical address based on multiple vehicle ownership and the following criteria:
  • The RPPP year is between September 1 and August 31 of the following year. Yearly permit renewal date is September 1. This RPPP year was selected based on consultation with the City’s Revenue Collections staff workload and schedule as well as flexibility for the Stanford students residing in the College Terrace
    neighborhood, but this date could be changed.
  • Parking permits may be purchased yearly starting August 1st each year, through September 30th.
  • The annual parking permit will consist of a bumper sticker that is to be affixed to the rear bumper, to the left of the license plate bracket.
  • The annual parking permit will be a different color each permit year (September 1 to August 31st the following year).
  • New residents to College Terrace may purchase resident permits throughout a permit year. Parking permit fees will be pro-rated once at mid – year. Note: Guest and day permits are not pro-rated.
  • No refund will be administered for any resident, guest, or day permits.
  • Each resident can purchase up to two (2) reusable guest passes at a cost of $50 per permit. The guest permits are available only for a household that has purchased at least one resident parking permit. This allowance is to provide accessibility for resident services in the neighborhood such as lawn care, house cleaners, contractors, etc., as well as for guests of the household. Guest passes are provided per household rather than per vehicle ownership. Guest passes are designed to hang from the rear view mirror and must be clearly displayed in this fashion. The selling of guest passes is considered illegal under the adopted ordinance. If you lose your guest permit you may request a replacement at a cost of $50.00 but this is restricted to a one-time replacement per program year.
  • Day permits may be purchased in person at the Revenue Collections office. Day permits will be applicable for one 24-hour period. At the time of purchase, the date of purchase of each day permit will be logged in a registry at the Revenue Collections office based on the number of the day permit. A fee of $5 will be charged for each day permit. Day passes will be designed to hang from the rear view mirror and allow the user to scratch off the day of usage, which must be clearly displayed. The total number of day permits issued will be limited to 20 day passes for each quarter that the College Terrace RPPP applies.
  • Construction and maintenance permits will be available for long-term construction activities, consistent with current practice by the City.
  • The residential parking permit program does not obviate the compliance with the City’s ordinance relating to vehicles parked on the street for more than 72 hours.
  • The use of guest permits is restricted to visitors to the permit parking area. Holders of residential parking permits are prohibited from displaying guest permits in the parking area.


The College Terrace Residential Parking Permit Program provides parking relief to residents, students, employees, and employers who regularly park on neighborhood streets in the area.