Information About Downtown Parking


Downtown Parking Enforcement Begins on Tuesday October 11th 2022

How to Use Parking Kiosks

Purchase a Parking Permit (Beach or Downtown)

Online Portal to Purchase Parking Permits will open at 10:00AM on Tuesday September 13th 2022. Payment can be made using a credit card.

FAQs on Parking Permits

Downtown permits will be made available for purchase on the permit portal on a first-come, first-served basis. While anyone, regardless of their residency or employment, may submit a permit application at any point, applications submitted by those providing proof of downtown residency or employment will be given priority. Downtown residents must submit one of the following: A current residential lease from a property within the boundaries of the Special Assessment District (SAD) listing the applicant as a lessee or a recent (within the last 3 months) electric bill at an address within the SAD listing the applicant as the account holder. Those working downtown, or their employers, must submit a recent (within the last 3 months) pay stub from an employer that is physically located within the SAD.

Business owners and property owners wishing to purchase permits for their employees and/or tenants must designate an individual to register their name on the account and to serve as the primary contact for management of all permits purchased. Only one permit can be applied for in each application and each permit can only be used with the specific vehicle listed in the application. Those employers and landlords intending to purchase permits on behalf of their employees and/or tenants are encouraged to gather the required vehicle/owner information in advance of Tuesday, September 13.

Purchasing downtown permits is a multi-step process. All customers must fill out and submit an application. City staff will then review any documentation included as proof of downtown residency or employment. Upon verification or rejection of that documentation, the applicant will receive an email notifying them of their application’s approval or denial and, if approved, requesting payment be made via the online portal. Permits are not active until payment has been made. From Tuesday, September 13 until Thursday, September 29, City staff will only verify and make available for payment those permit applications which include proof of downtown residency or employment. All such applications will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis until no available permits remain.

All permits will have an effective date of Tuesday, October 11 to coincide with the start date for enforcement and all permit renewal periods will be based on that date and the permit’s duration. Purchasers may opt to enable the automatic renewal of their permits upon expiration to avoid the possibility of being waitlisted in future years.

All parking permits will be virtual, meaning that physical permits will not be issued after they are purchased. The license plate included in a customer’s permit application becomes their permit and the City’s enforcement staff will have access to all permits and the license plates associated with them via their digital handheld devices. Those who have purchased permits do not need to affix anything to their vehicles.

Archived Parking Study Resources:

  • Plattsburgh Parking Advisory Committee - This link goes to the PPAC webpage. The page contains information regarding committee membership, meeting dates, and a link to agendas and minutes.
  • 2018 Carl Walker Parking Study - This link opens the completed parking study, which was accepted by the Common Council in March 2018. The parking study contains a series of final recommendations for the City to pursue.
  • December 2017 Parking Study Update - This link goes to a parking study update from Carl Walker. This was presented to the Common Council in December 2017 and contains information regarding recommendations for the City of Plattsburgh's parking system.
  • October 2017 Parking Study Update - This link goes to a parking study update from Carl Walker. This was presented to the Common Council in October 2017 and contains information from the site visits and research Carl Walker has been conducting regarding the City of Plattsburgh's parking system.