Resident Parking Permits

You must be a New Canaan resident to purchase a Commuter (annual) Parking Permit.

Visit the Parking Bureau to put your name on a waiting list. You may also print the "Request to be placed on the waiting list for a Commuter Parking Permit" form from the Web site.  Applicant's address and phone number is required.

To use a Permit Parking space in any Commuter Parking Lot, a vehicle must have a valid Parking Permit for that lot.  The permit shows that the vehicle owner has made successful application to the Parking Bureau for the Parking Permit and has paid a specified parking fee.

There are no stickers or physical permits to be placed on or in a vehicle.  The Parking Department uses a License Plate Reader to patrol the permit lots.

Cars not having a valid Parking Permit may not park in any town Commuter Parking Lot, Monday to Friday, until 1:15 p.m.  Spaces in any town Commuter Permit Lot may be used, free, by anyone after 1:15 p.m., Monday to Friday.  All spaces are free in any Commuter Parking Lot on weekends and holidays.

The annual fee for Commuter Parking Permits Effective July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Railroad Lot $624

Richmond Hill $474

Talmadge Hill $474

Fiscal year starts July 1st and ends June 30th. If your name reaches the top of any permit waiting list during the fiscal year, a pro-rated fee is applied.

The Parking Bureau notifies people chronologically (by phone or email) according to their entry date.  A parking application needs to be filled out and (current) copies of registrations of vehicle(s) listed on the application are required.

There are three (3) Commuter Parking Lots in the Town of New Canaan as follows:




Currently there is No Wait List for the Talmadge Hill Lot.  Any New Canaan resident seeking a permit in that lot can contact the Parking Department for more information.

Note: The Parking Bureau will delay a Parking Permit when there are outstanding parking violations with the Town of New Canaan for either the applicant or the vehicle.