Residential and corporate parking
Vehicle owners living in the inner city can obtain resident parking permits that entitle them to park in resident parking spaces. Resident parking is always marked with traffic signs.
Businesses can buy business parking permits. See instructions at the bottom of this page.
Resident parking permit
Who is entitled to resident parking?
Everybody registered as a resident of the area is entitled to resident parking in the area if they hold a driving licence and own or hold a car, van, microcar or motorcycle according to the vehicle register.
What vehicles can be permitted?
The permit can be granted for a car, van, motorcycle, microcar or other vehicle that weighs no more than four tonnes. If the vehicle is not used, the permit expires.
How many permits can I have?
One person is entitled to only one permit. The permit is good for two vehicle licence numbers, but only one of the vehicles can be parked in the resident parking zone at a time. Only one person can have a resident parking permit for a vehicle, unless the vehicle is in shared use so the permit is for a shared vehicle.
How and where to apply for the permit?
Resident parking permits are available from the Urban Environment Division’s customer service. When obtaining a resident parking permit, please be prepared to provide your driving licence and the vehicle registration data or the contract for purchase of a new car. Before a permit can be granted, the customer service checks the applicant’s home address from the population register. Make sure that your details have been updated in the register before you proceed. When applying for a permit for a shared vehicle, all applicants must be registered as owners or holders of the vehicle. The driving licences and addresses of all applicants are checked.
How much does the permit cost?
The residential parking permit costs (incl. VAT 24 %) and it is issued for a minimum of one month and for a maximum of one year at a time.
|2019 € / month||2020 € / month||2021 € / month|
|Zone A Kamppi||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone B Punavuori, Eira||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone C Kaartinkaupunki, Ullanlinna, Kaivopuisto||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone D Katajanokka||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone E Kluuvi, Kruununhaka||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone F Etu-Töölö||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone H Taka-Töölö, Meilahti||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone I Kallio, Sörnäinen||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone J Alppiharju||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone K Vallila||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone L Ruskeasuo||26 €||28 €||30 €|
|Zone M Etelä-Haaga||13 €||14 €||15 €|
|Zone N Lauttasaari||13 €||14 €||15 €|
|Zone O Munkkiniemi||13 €||14 €||15 €|
|Zone P Munkkivuori, Niemenmäki||13 €||14 €||15 €|
Payment can be made by cash, with a debit card and with Visa and Mastercard credit cards.
How is the permit sign used?
The permit sign should be placed inside the vehicle so that the front side of the sign can be easily and entirely read through the windshield. A motorcycle’s permit sticker should be placed in a visible spot.
How is a permit renewed?
A resident parking permit can be renewed at the urban environment customer service or electronically on the City web pages. Renewing the permit requires a visit to the customer services, if two vehicle registration numbers have been attached to the permit or if changes are made to the information of a traditional, laminated permit, for example due to a change of address or vehicle. Look below for detailed instruction on how to change the information of the permit.
How to make changes to a permit
If the address or vehicle changes, the permit must be renewed by visiting the Urban Environment Division’s customer service. You have to bring along a valid permit when you apply for a new permit. If you have an electronic parking permit (not laminated), you can also renew the permit by phone, by calling the customer service.
Renewing the permit requires that the changed information is up-to-date in the population register and the vehicle register. You may want to ensure this before the visit by calling the urban environment’s customer service.
How to cancel a permit
If the permit is no longer needed, it may be cancelled. The permit to be cancelled and a bank connection for the refund has to be provided to the Urban Environment customer service, either by mail or in person. An e-permit can also be cancelled by e-mail. A refund is made for the remaining full months. The permit is valid until the day it is returned.
Business parking permit
Businesses can buy business parking permits for their company vehicles. The permits entitle them to park in their resident parking zones.
Who are entitled to business parking permits?
Permits can be granted to a business, public corporation or individual entrepreneur operating in the resident parking zone.
How many permits can we have?
A business can be granted no more than five permits for one location. One permit can carry one vehicle licence number.
What vehicles can be permitted?
Permits can be granted for cars, vans, motorcycles, microcars or other vehicles that weigh no more than four tonnes. If a vehicle is not used, the permit expires.
How and where to apply for permits?
The permit is obtained from the customer service of the Urban Environment Division. The applicant must provide a certificate issued by the property manager of the housing cooperative, or the like, which shows that the company has an office/post in the zone in question. The certificate must not be older than one month (a rental agreement is not a sufficient certificate). The applicant must also provide the vehicle registration information, which we use to check the car’s ownership and possession and the Business Identity Code (Business ID) of the company. If the car is owned or in the possession of an employee of the company, then the applicant must also provide a certificate of the employment and the latest pay slip, including a specification of the kilometre allowances.
How much does a permit cost?
The permit costs 30.83 euros/month (incl. VAT 24 %) and it is issued for a minimum of one month and a maximum of one year at a time. It can be paid in cash or with a Visa or MasterCard or other another debit card.
How are permits signs used?
A permit sign should be placed inside the vehicle so that the front side of the sign can be easily and entirely read through the windshield. A motorcycle’s permit sticker should be placed in a visible spot.
How to make changes to permits?
Any changes to permits are made at the Urban Environment Division customer service. You should bring the valid permit(s) and all documents related to the changes.
Business parking permit for all areas
Companies located in the inner city can apply for a parking permit, which covers the residential and business parking spaces in all of the zones. The price of this permit is 61.66 euros/month and it can be issued for a minimum of one month and a maximum of one year at a time. The same conditions apply to this permit as to the local business parking permits (see above).
Some of the parking halls in the inner city grant a parking fee discount for people who are entitled to a resident parking permit.