Parking Permit Portal

Manage parking permits quickly and easily through the City's Permit Portal. 

Creating an account streamlines the permit application process, which can be completed from anywhere using any connected device. Use the online Permit Portal to: 

  • Eliminate the need to apply or renew in-person
  • Apply for permits outside of normal operating hours
  • Create on-demand RPP Temporary Permits 24/7
  • Receive parking-related notifications

Residential Parking Permit Program

The Residential Parking Permit Program (RPP) restricts public parking on most Resort Area residential streets (Rudee Loop to 30th Street) between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily.

An active parking permit is required to legally park in these restricted areas during the posted restricted times and must be displayed. View the Residential Parking Permit Areas Map for enforcement areas.

Permits are license plate based. View fees and required documents below.

Note: All residential and guest parking permits expire on March 31 each year.

Cavalier Shores West Permit Program

Parking will continue to be limited to four hours in the 200 blocks of 43rd, 44th and 45th streets without a permit. 

Virginia Beach City Council approved a three-year extension of restrictive public parking in the Cavalier Shores neighborhood in April 2023.

Permits are license plate based. Fees, required documents and how the program works are the same as the RPP program, except Parking Enforcement will issue any vehicle without an active residential, guest, or temporary permit a $20 parking citation if the time restriction is violated.

Employee Parking Permit Program

Active Employee Parking Permit holders can park in the Resort Area residential district and at any municipal parking garage or municipal parking lot seven days a week. 

Businesses in the Resort Area can participate in the program by submitting a request with a valid business license for review to Once approved, employers will designated a representative to approve employee permit requests.

Each employer and employee will need to review the Code of Conduct to understand appropriate permit use guidelines and regulations.

If an employer does not participate in the online permit program, a Resort Area employee can request information and permit assistance by sending an email to

Seasonal Parking Permit

The Seasonal Parking Permit allows for unlimited reentry into the seven municipal parking lots at 4th Street, 2nd Street, Rudee Loop, Croatan, Sandbridge Market, Sandbridge Lot, and Little Island from April 1 to Oct. 31. This permit is not valid at municipal parking garages and on street metered parking spaces.

Available for purchase beginning in March.

  • $70 for first vehicle
  • $10 for second vehicle

Purchase online through the Permit Portal and provide all necessary contact and vehicle information. Once payment is confirmed, parking can begin immediately. Permits are license plate based. No physical permit will be issued.

Senior Citizen Permit

The City of Virginia Beach will provide any Virginia Beach resident 65 or older FREE parking in the 4th Street, Sandbridge and Little Island municipal parking lots after applying online through the Permit Portal. Once approved, parking can begin immediately. Permits are license plate based. No physical permit will be issued.

Commercial Parking Lot Permit

A Commercial Parking Lot Permit is required annually to operate a commercial parking lot in the Resort Area.

Must be renewed annually.

  • $100 (valid April 1 through March 31)

Submit a completed Lot Update Form and current license for review through the Permit Portal. All Commercial Parking Lot Permits will be mailed to the mailing addresses stated on the lot update form after payment is completed.