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Residential Parking Decals
If you live downtown in one of the Peninsula Parking Districts (Districts A - J), you may obtain a Residential Parking Decal at the Revenue Collections Parking Division office.

This office is located at 180 Lockwood Blvd. on the second floor. Hours of operation are Monday through Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Wednesday though Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Each residential unit within a parking district is allowed a maximum of two decal that may be issued to residents of that particular unit. All unpaid parking citations must be paid in full before a new residential parking decal can be issued. Please call 843-724-7375 if you have any questions.

Homeowner Decals
Please note that Homeowner Parking Decals are non-transferable, annual decals which are valid until the calendar year ends.

If you are the homeowner, you must provide the following in order to obtain an annual parking permit:

1.  A property tax receipt, deed, or mortgage documents for the property,


2.  Copy of the vehicle registration for each vehicle requiring a permit.  (If applicable, the current bill of sale from the recent purchase of a new vehicle.)

3.  Cost of Permit:  $10

Forms of payment accepted are: cash (only in person at the 180 Lockwood office), check, money order, debit card, Visa, or MasterCard.

Renter Decals
Please note that Renter Parking Decals are non-transferable, biannual decals are valid for the periods of January 1 through June 30 and July 1 through December 31.

If you are the renter, you must provide the following in order to obtain a biannual parking permit:
  1. A valid lease agreement of at least six months duration:
    • Note: Altered leases (e.g. those that have been modified by white out or by marking through previous tenant names or dates) will not be accepted
    • The Landlord Form outlining the terms of rental agreement if a lease does not exist
  2. A valid South Carolina identification that reflects an address within the district.
    • A valid South Carolina vehicle registration or proof of payment of Charleston County vehicle registration fee.
    • Cost of Permit:  $7.50
    • Forms of payment accepted:
      • Cash (only in person at the 180 Lockwood office)
      • Check (make checks payable to the City of Charelston)
      • Money order
      • Debit card
      • Visa
      • MasterCard
    • Note: Renters may apply for their residential parking permits beginning in January (for January - June) and then again in June (for July - December)

    Related Documents
    Licensing & Permit Clerk
    Revenue Collections Parking Division

    180 Lockwood Blvd.
    Charleston, SC 29403

    Ph: 843-724-7375
    Fx: 843-579-3112