Parking Permits

ParkBOI ePermit

Permit holders may park in specific on-street areas in downtown.

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Twilight ePermit

Allows parking in perimeter areas after 3:00 p.m.

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Zero Emission Vehicle

Free parking at meters for up to the maximum allowable time.

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Additional Permits

Temporary Use, Short Term Meter Hood Rental, Residential Parking Zone and Business Parking.

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ParkBOI ePermit

Map of downtown streets with ePermit parking highlightedPermit holders may park in specific on-street areas in downtown 

Parking Services offers an on-street permit program where permit holders are selected through a lottery. The ParkBOI ePermit allows permit holders to park in specific on-street areas in downtown for a monthly fee. While these are not guaranteed spots, they are a reliable option in areas that are currently unregulated by the city. | On-Street Parking Map

Lottery Registration

Due to the limited number of spaces, participants will be chosen at random via a lottery system that occurs every 6 months. Selected applicants will be required to pay $25 per month and register their vehicle prior to parking. This fee can be waived for active participation in alternative transportation. Please note that the permit will be your license plate number and there will be no physical sticker or hangtag. If an applicant declines the permit, or does not provide an on-time payment, another applicant will be chosen from the list.

Carpooling

Bona fide carpool groups will not be subject to the ePermit lottery. Carpool groups must be registered through Share the Ride Idaho. In order to be considered a valid carpool, 85% or more of total trips must have at least 2 riders. If the shared trips drop below 85%, permit privileges will be revoked. Multiple vehicles may be registered to one permit, but only one vehicle may park at a time. Misuse or misrepresentation of carpooling will be grounds for the revocation of parking privileges.

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Twilight ePermit

Parking in perimeter areas after 3:00 p.m.

Twilight ePermits use a vehicle’s license plate as an electronic permit that allows parking in perimeter areas after 3:00 p.m. 

This monthly permit is designed for downtown employees who work later afternoon or evening shifts. There is no lottery to limit the number of Twilight ePermits, but additional permit sales may be limited based on parking availability. The cost is $15/month and allows parking in parking meters in zone 3 as well as timed zones (excluding loading zones and residential parking areas).

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Zero Emission “Green” Vehicle Parking Permit

Free parking at meters for up to the maximum allowable time

The City of Boise offers a parking permit for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) that allows free parking at meters for up to the maximum allowable time. Prior to issuing a permit, the vehicle must be inspected by Boise City Fleet Services. This inspection ensures the vehicle is truly a Zero Emission Vehicle. The cost of the permit is $10/Year (inspections will not need to be completed each year unless vehicle or license plates change).

Does my vehicle qualify?

There are more ZEVs on the market today than ever before. The most common ZEVs are the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric and Teslas (multiple models). Modified vehicles may qualify, but will have to pass the inspection. Hybrids, electric hybrids and PZEV (partially zero emission vehicles) do not qualify.

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Temporary Use Permits

Temporary Use permits are intended for people whose jobs require their vehicles, dumpsters or equipment in close proximity to the job site where the actual work is performed. The vehicle must be a necessary part of the operation in that it carries tools, equipment or supplies.

A vehicle solely used as a mode of transportation does not qualify for a permit. Temporary use permits will be issued to areas where the length of stay is restricted by time according to meters, posted signs or ordinance.

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Short Term Meter Hood Rental

Meter hoods are intended for people who must park in proximity to the site or building where they're working. The vehicle must be a necessary part of the operation in that it carries tools, equipment or supplies. A vehicle solely used as a mode of transportation does not qualify for a hood.

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Residential Parking Zone

Some residential neighborhoods have a heavy concentration of parked vehicles which are not owned or operated by area residents. This can cause congestion on residential streets, impede the movement of traffic and restrict resident's entry to their homes.

In these instances, the city regulates residential permit parking zones which restrict parking by non-residents and protects the availability of parking for residents.

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Business Parking Time Zone or Meter Installation

Business interested in the placement of either time zones or parking meters for use increasing parking turnover on the streets adjacent to their business property need to submit an application.

Businesses making requests for sign or meter placement will be responsible for the installation costs.

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