RPZ (Residential Parking Program)

RPZ - It’s not just another acronym—it’s Ferndale’s new Residential Parking Zone policy, and it’s going to change the way people park on certain neighborhood streets (for the better!). 

 What you’ll need before you register:

  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle registration that matches your application (don’t have a copy to upload? Just snap a photo with your phone.)
  • No outstanding fees for water bill payments, taxes, or parking tickets—that’s right, folks, delinquencies delay so it benefits you to pay

Register/Logon to the RPZ Program and receive/renew your parking passes: Click here

What is it?

Ferndale’s Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) refers to street parking on the following downtown-adjacent streets:

  • W. Troy (Livernois - Allen)
  • W. Saratoga (Livernois - Woodward Avenue)
  • E. Troy (Woodward Avenue -Paxton St.)
  • E. Breckenridge (Woodward to Bermuda)

The new RPZ policy allows for 2-hour parking limits on all streets within the zone, 11 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday. This includes residents, guests, downtown patrons, and beyond. Residents of each street may bypass the 2-hour limit and park overnight or for longer periods of time by using the new RPZ access sticker cling. 

RPZ access

All RPZ residents are eligible to receive two RPZ access sticker clings for your vehicles, plus two guest rearview mirror placards for visitors.


Parking throughout the RPZ will be enforced by Republic Parking. Yes, it really will be enforced… we promise! Staff have been added to the Republic team to ensure proper enforcement so that parking is fair and regulated for all.

Parking will be enforced 11 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday, except on national holidays and other non-enforcement occasions.

Why the new program?

In 2015, the City surveyed all households within the RPZ to learn more about parking effectiveness. We learned that the vast majority of residents were unhappy with the current system, interested instead in a solution that better balanced the needs of residents and downtown traffic.

Resident volunteers from all quadrants formed a committee and assisted the City in developing this plan. In addition to exhaustive research and traffic counts of each street, your fellow neighbors’ feedback and decisions were at the core of the creation of this new policy.

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