Residential Parking Decals

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

This office is located at:
180 Lockwood Boulevard
2nd Floor
Charleston, SC 29402

Hours of operation are Monday through Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, and Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Maximum Decals

Each residential unit within a parking district is allowed a maximum of two decals 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:

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


Cost of the permit is $10. Forms of payment accepted are:

  • Cash (only in person at the 180 Lockwood office)
  • Check
  • Debit card
  • MasterCard
  • Money order
  • Visa

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:

  • 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
  • A valid identification card
  • A valid South Carolina vehicle registration or proof of payment of Charleston County vehicle registration fee, or a valid active student identification card or valid active military identification card.
  • 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 Charleston)
    • Money order
    • Debit card
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
  • Note: Renters may apply for their residential parking permits beginning in January (for January through June) and then again in June (for July through December)
  • Note:  Renewal applications  for July-December will be accepted starting

    June 17, 2019

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