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Commercial Loading Zones in DC

October 31, 2014

Starting on January 1, 2015 Commercial Loading Zones Will Require a Permit or Meter Payment in DC

To unload/load in a commercial vehicle loading zone you must display a permit or pay-by-cell.

Ways to Pay:

1. Annual or Daily Permit
Allows parking at commercial vehicle loading zones during designated hours for up to two hours, and parking in an available metered space between 10am-2pm.

2. Pay-by-cell
If you choose not to purchase a permit, all loading zones will accept payment through ParkMobile. Follow the instructions on the loading zone signage to pay for the space. 

Starting November 3, 2014 permits can be obtained at and enforcement will begin January 1, 2015

How much does it cost?

Annual Permit -- $323

Daily Permit -- $25

Pay-by-cell -- $2/hour 

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