City of Milwaukee virtual parking permits go on sale Dec. 20th

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- City of Milwaukee residents who wish to park their vehicles overnight on City streets can buy their 2014 virtual parking permits beginning Friday, December 20th.

When residents buy the annual or 4-month overnight permit, there will be no physical sticker for their vehicles. Instead, purchasers will receive a confirmation number, and their license plate becomes their permit. Parking enforcement officers will scan the license plates of cars parked overnight on city streets to determine if a valid parking permit has been purchased.

“The City of Milwaukee is looking forward to better serving our overnight parking customers by eliminating the physical overnight parking sticker,” said Department of Public Works Commissioner Ghassan Korban. “A virtual permit will help eliminate customer service problems arising from misplaced or stolen permits, plus purchasing them will be easier.”

How to purchase a new 2014 virtual night permit:

Purchase online at This is the most convenient way to buy your overnight permit – no standing in line to pay in person. As an introductory offer, the $1 online convenience fee is waived when residents buy their permit from December 20 through April 19, 2014. Beginning April 20th, the $1 convenience fee for all new permits will apply.

Purchase at all 7 Milwaukee Police Department district locations

Purchase at all 3 Violation Bureau payment sites

    How much?

      Because the license plate becomes the permit, residents are reminded to use their correct license plate information when purchasing.

      Visit to purchase your permit online and avoid the hassle of waiting in line.

      For customer service questions or to update vehicle/plate information, please call (414) 344-0840.

      For information on all parking regulations, please call 286-CITY (2489) or go to