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Resident parking

Resident parking permits make it possible for you to park affordably in your residential area's designated parking spaces. Resident parking permits are only used in the inner city.

A resident parking permit allows you to park in your residential area's designated parking spaces for a set monthly fee. Owning a resident parking permit does not guarantee that a designated parking space will always be open to you, however. The permit costs €15 or €30 per month, depending on the area you live. Low-emission vehicles receive a 50 per cent discount on parking permit fees.

You can get a resident parking permit if you:
- live in a resident parking zone
- have a driving licence
- are listed as the owner or holder of a car, van, motorcycle or motorised quadricycle in Traficom's vehicle register.

You can also secure a resident parking permit for a rental vehicle. The permit is valid for the duration of your rental agreement. The vehicle must be rented from a company that operates in the rental car industry in order to be eligible.

Buy your first resident parking permit

You can apply for a resident parking permit via the city's e-services by filling out an online form or by visiting the Urban Environment Division's customer service point in person.

If you need a shared permit or a permit that includes the registration numbers of two vehicles, you must visit the customer service point in person.

You can buy a permit for up to 12 months at a time.

Processing time

If you visit our customer service point in person, you will receive your permit immediately after you have paid the fee. If you apply for a permit electronically, you will receive your permit in a few

Costs

You can pay for your resident parking permit with cash or a card in our customer service point.

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Extend the validity of a resident parking permit

You can extend the validity of a resident parking permit through the city's e-services or by visiting the Urban Environment Division's customer service point in person.

If you would like to renew a shared permit or a permit that includes the registration numbers of two vehicles, you must visit the service point in person.

Processing time

The extended validity period comes into effect after payment.

Costs

In the city's e-services, you can only pay for a renewal less than two weeks in advance of the start of the new validity period.

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Terminate a resident parking permit

The validity of your resident parking permit ends automatically at the end of each payment period if you forget to renew it. You can also terminate the permit in the middle of a payment period if you wish by informing the Urban Environment Division's customer service or submitting an online form.

Permits for two vehicles can be terminated by sending the permit to the customer service point by post or by visiting the point in person.

Processing time

The permit's period of validity ends on the day when you notify our customer service of the termination or return your permit to the customer service point.

Additional information

The city will refund any full months you have paid for in advance, if you provide us with your bank account number.

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Update the address on a resident parking permit

You can change the address on your permit with an online form or by notifying the Urban Environment Division's customer service of your change of address.

We will change the address on your permit once your address has been updated in the Finnish Population Information System.

You must visit the customer service point to change the address on permits for two vehicles. The address on a shared permit can be changed by calling or visiting the customer service point.

Processing time

The processing period for an online notification of change of address is a few weekdays. If you report an address change by phone or in person at the customer service, it enters into force immediately

Additional information

If the price of your permit increases because of a change of address, we will refund the money paid for full months in advance and create a new permit for you. If the price decreases, we will refund the difference between the old and new price for the months paid in advance.

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Update your license plate number on a resident parking permit

You can change the license plate number on your permit with an online form or by notifying the Urban Environment Division's customer service of the new number.

Permits for two vehicles can only be changed by visiting our customer service point.

Processing time

The processing period of a license plate number change submitted online is a few weekdays. If you report an address change by phone or at the customer service, it enters into force immediately.

Additional information

If the price of your permit increases because of a change of address, we will refund the money paid for full months in advance and create a new permit for you. If the price decreases, we will refund the difference between the old and new price for the months paid in advance.

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Frequently asked questions

You are eligible for a resident parking permit if you meet the following criteria:

  • the Finnish Population Register confirms you live within a resident parking zone
  • you have a valid driving licence
  • you are listed as the owner or holder of a car, van, motorcycle or motorised quadricycle in the Finnish vehicle register (Traficom). If the information in the vehicle register has not been updated, you can prove your ownership with the deed of sale.
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You can get a permit for a car, van, motorcycle, motorised quadricycle or another vehicle with a maximum mass of four tonnes. 

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No. If the vehicle is removed from traffic, the permit is no longer valid.

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Yes. You can get a resident parking permit for a rental vehicle for the time period specified in the rental agreement. The vehicle must be rented from a company that operates in the rental car industry to quality.

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Yes. If the car has more than one owner or holder, you can get a shared permit. A shared permit allows you to park in all the resident parking zones in which the owners or holders of the shared car live.

You cannot have a shared permit and a personal resident parking permit at the same time, however, and your name can only be included in one shared permit.

A shared permit can be applied for, picked up from and renewed at the Urban Environment Division’s customer service point.

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You can only have one resident parking permit at a time. A maximum of two license plate numbers can be included on a single permit, but you can only use the permit in one of the vehicles at a time. Different individuals cannot have permits for the same vehicle unless the vehicle in question is in shared use and has a shared permit.

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You can get a permit for up to 12 months at a time. 

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The price of a resident parking permit and shared permit is currently €15 or €30 per month, depending on the resident parking zone.

A resident parking permit costs €30 per month in the following city districts:

  • A Kamppi
  • B Punavuori, Eira
  • C Kaartinkaupunki, Ullanlinna, Kaivopuisto
  • D Katajanokka
  • E Kluuvi, Kruununhaka
  • F Etu-Töölö
  • H Taka-Töölö, Meilahti
  • I Kallio, Sörnäinen
  • J Alppiharju
  • K Vallila
  • L Ruskeasuo

A resident parking permit costs €15 per month in the following city districts:

  • M Etelä-Haaga
  • N Lauttasaari
  • O Munkkiniemi
  • P Munkkivuori, Niemenmäki

The permit price includes a 24 per cent value-added tax.

If a shared resident parking permit includes more than one zone, the price is the total price of the zones included in the permit.

Low-emission vehicles qualify for a 50 per cent discount on resident parking permits.
 

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You can park in designated parking spaces within the resident parking zone marked on your permit. Designated parking areas are marked with an additional panel placed below the parking sign. The additional panels may say ‘Ei koske P-tunnuksella L’ (Does not apply to resident parking permits marked L), for example.

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Service points

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Urban Environment Division, Customer Services

Työpajankatu 8 00580 Helsinki

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