RPP Temporary Permits can now be self-created and managed. Please follow
to help create your Temporary Permits for your guests. 
Permits are LICENSE PLATE based. 

 Parking Permits

​​​​​​​ All permits can be purchased online via our Registration Portal. Every car must have a permit or decal registered to it to park in the Residential Parking Permit Zone after 8PM at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. If a permit or decal is not registered and you park at the Oceanfront a $70 citation may be written for the violation.
If you have lost a parking permit or it was stolen please print out the Parking Permit Replacement Request Form, fill it in, sign, and email the form to

Any questions or concerns can be emailed to

 Virginia Beach Senior Citizen Permit

Virginia Beach Senior Citizen Parking Permit

​The City of Virginia Beach will provide any Virginia Beach resident 65 or older free parking in the 4th Street municipal parking lot after applying for the permit.
To Request a Permit                                           
1. Go to the Permit Portal and log on or create an account.
2. Select Senior Citizen Parking Permit.
3. Fill in all contact information and vehicle information.
4. Upload a copy of drivers license and vehicle registration.
5. Click checkout (there is no charge for this decal).

No physical permit will be issued. Permit is based off of license plate number.

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 Employee Parking Permit

​Businesses (Employee Parking Permits)


To participate in the Employee Parking program, Employers are required to submit a request and a valid business license for review to Once approved Employers will then provide a designated representative to approve employee permit requests. 

All employee permits must be pre-approved by the employer each month on the on-line portal. No passes can be purchased in advance. Employers can sel-create employee parking permits and have the option to make payments at their discretion.


Employees may register and purchase permits at the cost of $10 through the online portal on a monthly-to-month basis or continuously after approval from their employer. Parking permits are license plate based and are enforced by using the plate number to determine if the permit is active or expired. Parking with an expired permit may result in a $70 fine. The following instructions explain the process to request a parking permit and renewal options.

Permit Guidelines

Each employer and employee will need to review the Code of Conduct to understand appropriate permit use and regulations.  As a new pilot program for the 2021 season active employee parking permit holders are allowed to park at any municipal parking garage or municipal parking lot seven days a week. The municipal parking locations are 2nd Street, 4th Street, Rudee Loop, 19th Street, 9th Street garage, 25th Street garage, and 31st Street garage.

Requesting a Permit On-line

  1. Log on to the permit portal and create an account.
  2. Select your employer's place of business and submit request.
  3. Employer approves request.
  4. An email will be generated requesting payment.
  5. Once payment is confimred, registration is completed and you can begin parking immediately.
  6. Employees can pick up their actual permit sticker at one of the fulfillment locations during normal working hours.

Renewal Process On-line

  1. If a permit is only required for one month, an employee can simply allow the permit to expire with no further action.
  2. If an on-going permit is required, the permit system will send a payment reminder email 5 days prior to expiration.
  3. Click on the payment link in the renewal email to extend the permit and make payment. The system allows account holders to keep the credit card on file in an encrypted format to make payments quick and easy.

Request a Permit by Email 

If an employer does not participate in the on-line permit program, an employee can request information and permit assistance by sending an email to

Permit Fulfillment

Actual permit decals will be mailed to the place of employment. There will be up to a 7 day delay in receiving the decal. Note that once payment is received and your license plate is in the system, enforcement officers will recognize the permit is active and valid.

 Residential Parking Permit


The Residential Parking Permit Program (RPP) restricts public parking in resort area residential streets between 8PM – 6:00AM daily. A parking permit is required to park in these restricted areas during the posted restricted times. View the Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Areas Map. To legally park in RPP areas, vehicles must display a residential parking decal or permit. RPP decals/permits are issued only to residents and businesses in the restricted zone and may only be obtained by creating an account online. If you have any questions or issues email

Annual Residential Document Requirements

The Residential Parking Permit is an annual permit that requires valid residency documents. Documents can be uploaded online in the Permit Portal once the person creates an account. Create an account and pay for permits online at the Permit Portal. If you have questions or issues creating an account email

  • Current vehicle registration
  • Current Drivers License
  • If either of the above two items have an address not within a designated RPP area additional proof is required.
    • Rental Agreement
    • Current Utility bill
    • Payroll check Stub
    • Other current documentation verifying residency, subject to approval.
* Documents submitted online will have to be approved once submitted to receive a permit.

Residential Permit Type & Fee

​Type of Per​mit
One (1) decal per vehicle
​Maximum is four (4) per residence
1st and 2nd Decal - Free
3rd and 4th Decal - $5.00
Resident Guest
Maximum is two (2) per residence
1st Permit - $2.00
​2nd Permit - $2.00
Valid for 72 hours​ per qualified residence
10 per week (maximum) - Free​​
* RPP Temporary Permits can now be self-created and managed. Please follow RPP Temporary Permits - Self Create Guide to help create your Temporary Permits for your guests. Permits are LICENSE PLATE based. You are approved to park in our RPP zone without a physical permit. 

* Permits are non-transferable and may be revoked in the event it is determined the owner of the vehicle for which the permit was issued no longer resides in the RPP area. The revoked permitted vehicle will be subject to a parking ticket of $70.00 if found parked in the RPP area.

* Residential Permits are license plate based. Each account must have the correct license plate number to avoid receiving a citation. For assistance with license plate updates email with your requests.

 Seasonal Parking Permit

​Seasonal Parking Permit

The Seasonal Parking Permit allows for unlimited re-entry into the municipal parking surface lots which include 19th Street North & South, 4th Street, 2nd Street, Rudee Loop, and Croatan starting April 1st through October 31st. A Seasonal permit is not valid at municpal parking garages and on street metered parking spaces.

Available for purchase starting March 2022
Fee $80 (Valid April 1st - October 31st)

Seasonal Parking Permits can be purchased for the Sandbridge municipal parking lots (Sandbridge Market, Sandbridge Lot, and Little Island) starting Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend. A Seasonal Sandbridge permit is not valid at resort area municipal parking lots, garages, and on street metered parking spaces.

Available for purchase starting April 2022
Fee $60 (May 1st - Labor Day weekend)

To purchase a Seasonal Parking Permit online you will need to provide all neccessary contact information and vehicle information. The license plate number of the vehicle will act as the customer's permit. No physical permit will be issued. Once payment of the permit is complete the customer can park immediately.

 Commercial Parking Lot Permit

​Commercial Parking Lot Permit

A Commercial Parking Lot Permit is required annually to operate a commercial parking lot in the resort area.

Fee $100 (valid April 1 - March 31)

Commercial Parking Lot Permits must be renewed annually. Please submit a completed Lot Update Form and your current license for review at vabeachpermits. All commercial lot permits will be mailed to the mailing addreses stated on the lot update form after payment is completed.

Contact Information

 Holiday Parking Restrictions

​Holiday parking restrictions include 24 hours a day restricted parking for July 4th Weekend, from 8pm July 2nd through 6am July 6th, and Labor Day Weekend, 8pm Friday through 6am Tuesday. To legally park in RPP areas, vehicles must display a residential parking decal or pass.  RPP decals/permits are issued only to residents and businesses in the restricted zone.​