Residential Overnight Parking Permit Information

ORDINANCE #1259

The following is information about the ordinance passed by City Council in December of 2019 regarding residential overnight parking. Beginning March 1, 2020, a residential overnight parking permit (ROPP) must be purchased to park on city streets to avoid being ticketed from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. The ROPP provides two options to prevent vehicles from being ticketed during this time, an annual and/or temporary permit. 

To apply for an annual or temporary permit, you may click here OR visit the "Residential Overnight Parking Permit Application" tab.

For step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a ROPP, please review this document. 

Annual Permit

  • The cost of an annual permit is $125.00
  • Only one annual permit is granted per address.
  • The permit is valid for one full year after approval. For example, if a permit request is approved on March 15, 2020 it is valid until March 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Upon approval, you will be mailed your ROPP sticker.
  • The permit is only valid for the motor vehicle it is issued for.
  • The permit is only valid when the permit sticker is visibly and properly displayed on the vehicle.
  • The city may temporarily suspend permits for snow removal, emergencies, or construction purposes.
  • Failure to comply may result in the termination of the permit without notice.

Temporary Permit

  • A temporary permit is $10.00 a night for up to 3 nights (72 hours) at a time.
  • Temporary permits issued for a particular date will allow a vehicle to park between the hours of 2 a.m – 5 a.m. on that same date. For example, if you want to park overnight from Friday, March 6th to Saturday March 7th, you must purchase a temporary permit for March 7th because that is the date you are parked on the street from 2 a.m. – 5 a.m.

  • A temporary permit is available for purchase for those who do not live in the City of Lansing, and their vehicles.
  • A temporary permit must be applied for by an applicant within the City of Lansing who is willing to sponsor the person who will use the temporary permit.
  • No more than 2 temporary permits may be granted in the same 72-hour period to the same residential address.
  • Within an hour of application approval, you will receive an email with the temporary permit. You must print out the temporary permit and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle.
  • The permit is only valid for the motor vehicle it is issued for.
  • The permit is only valid when visibly and properly displayed on the dashboard of the permitted vehicle.
  • The city may temporarily suspend permits for snow removal, emergencies, or construction purposes.

Applying for an Annual or Temporary Permit


You may
 click here to complete your application for a ROPP. 

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