January is time for renewal of RPP – Resident Parking Permit

Schenley Farms neighborhood has been a restricted parking area since 2013, with residents allowed to purchase Resident Parking Permits.  These need to be renewed each January.   Cost is $20 per car, plus $1 if a option for visitor parking is needed.

The following steps are instructions from the Parking Authority staff:

  • Log in to your account at: http://pittsburghrpp.com
  • Click ‘Renew My RPPs’
  • Upload required documents to prove your ID and residency (a signed lease or full page version of an electric, gas, or cable/internet bill). All permit holders must upload documents every year to renew their permits.
  • Upload vehicle registration(s)
  • Select your choice of permit
  • Submit for approval.

After submission,  staff will review the files. An email confirmation that the permit has been approved and the payment has been processed is sent, if successful.  No decals are sent out, but parking enforcement staff will have license numbers in their system.

Note from a homeowner:  it is relatively easy to take a phone camera photo and upload to application site.  But they were picky !!  To prove residence, they required a full-page utility bill (or equivalent) with names; they didn’t like my partial logo/address only section.   And they told me it was blurry twice, before accepting what looked OK to me.    I admit …  I was a little offended that my camera work was being criticized!!   Still …. a pretty smooth operation !!

Second Note:  There were prior concerns re changes for RPP areas (see Oct 2021 note) , which would allow paid-for parking along side neighbor permit parking.  Changes still not completed through City Council.   But pretty clear that this was a suggestion strongly desired by some RPP neighborhoods, and would not be applied generally.   There will be no RPP changes until/unless our specific neighborhood desires.