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Do I Need A Parking Permit?

By Jeremy
July 29th, 2011 - 12:49 PM

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On moving day, parking is likely the last thing on your mind. Remember to check on parking permission for your U-Pack moving trailer or ReloCube a few weeks before the big move— you'll be glad you did!

If you're moving to or from a large city (and some small), you'll want to make sure that off-street parking is available. We've found that most large cities require parking permits or authorization for a moving trailer or moving container to remain overnight on a public street. In some instances, just letting them know is all that's needed. When in doubt, it's always best to check with the local street department or police department.

Below you'll find a list of parking requirements for 10 larger U.S. cities:

Moving to Phoenix, AZ
Typically the city allows overnight parking in Phoenix. It is recommended that you check with the city to see if there are additional requirements for your specific area. If your sub-division has an HOA (Home Owner's Association), please review the guidelines to make sure you are in compliance. 

Moving to Denver, CO
The city of Denver requires permits for street parking of a moving trailer or ReloCube. The local ABF Freight terminal can get the permits for you. You will just need to request the permit when scheduling delivery.

Moving to Atlanta, GA
Parking requirements may vary in the metro Atlanta area. Please check with your local police department. If you are in the city of Atlanta, contact the Atlanta Office of Transportation at 404-330-6501.

Moving to Baltimore, MD / Washington, D.C.
In the Baltimore area, please check with the Baltimore Department of Transportation at 410-396-6802 to see if parking permits are required for your specific area.

In Washington, D.C. permits are required for street parking and driveways. You can call an automated line to request permits 202-442-4670.

Moving to Portland, OR
Parking permits are required in most Portland areas, particularly in the downtown area. Contact the Portland Parking Division. 503-823-7365

Moving to Dallas, TX
Please check with the street/police department in your specific area. In the city of Dallas, check with Parking Services at 1-866-247-1951.

Moving to Houston, TX
Please check with the street/police department in your specific area. In the city of Houston, check with Parking Management at 713-837-0311.

Moving to Charlotte, NC
Street parking in downtown Charlotte is limited and there are some areas where moving trailers are not allowed. To check serviceability in your specific area, please call us at 800-413-4799 and we will check with the local ABF Freight® service center. You can also check on parking permits through "Park It!" at 704-375-3177.

Moving to Raleigh, NC
Please call "Park Raleigh" at 919-828-1020 to see if parking permits are required in your specific area.

Moving to Salt Lake City, UT
Please check with the city Transportation Department at 801-535-6630 to see if parking permits are required in your specific area.