Important Changes to Ordinance on Parking Permits


There is important information for Clifton residents living on permit parking streets or using permitted city lots. Effective January 1, 2024, all parking permit stickers and visitor passes in the city of Clifton will expire. Going forward, these permits and visitor passes must be renewed annually at the cost of $10 for the year. Lt. Mohammad Droubi, Traffic Division Commander, issued a notice in three languages (English, Spanish, and Arabic), saying that he wants to make sure that residents have plenty of warning so that they aren’t blindsided in the new year.

While some residents may be unhappy with this new ordinance and the need for once-a-year renewal, there is a silver lining:

“The good news is that the 2024 stickers and passes are available now, so citizens will actually get 16 months out of them,” Droubi said. If you live in an area where parking permits are required, you can get your new sticker now; there is no need to wait until January when your current sticker will expire.

Who can get a parking permit?

To be eligible for a permit you must be a resident of Clifton and live on a street that requires permit parking. Your vehicle must be registered in the state of New Jersey and under the same name as the permit applicant. To apply, please visit the Records Department at City Hall during business hours with a valid driver’s license, NJ registration, and proof of property ownership or a copy of your lease/rental agreement.

If you live on a street with permit-only parking, you may also want visitor passes from time to time. These can be obtained in the same way as parking permits. Only three visitor passes may be outstanding for a particular residence at any one time.

For more car and parking-related information, visit this page of the Clifton Police Department’s website. There, you can learn how to request a handicap spot or a temporary handicap placard for your car, report an abandoned vehicle, and more.

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