Parking in Ridgely’s

What is Residential Permit Parking (RPP)?

The Baltimore RPP Program was created to address the specific needs of residents in city neighborhoods where the demand for on-street parking was considered to be greatest. Ridgely’s Delight participates in this program and is designated as Area 5 in the RPP program.

Most of the on-street parking in Ridgely’s Delight is restricted to Area 5 Residential Permit Parking.  Area 5 signs show which parking spots are affected and for which time periods.  

Virtual Permit Parking (VPP)

Ridgely's Delight is scheduled to be a test neighborhood for Virtual Permit Parking (VPP) beginning here on 11/01/21. Virtual Permit Parking requires no physical permit/or decal to be displayed on a car windshield or dashboard. Parking enforcement agents scan the vehicle's license plate number with hand-held scanners to see if the car is registered for either a permit or guest pass. More information on VPP can be found at

Virtual parking passes and guest passes are now available and can be purchased by creating an account at  There are videos online there that can assist you or you can contact the Call Center with questions at 443-573-2800, ext. 3 at any time.  Information on the documents that you must submit to obtain a permit can be found at Required Customer Documents | Parking Authority (

You can download the PermitControl Baltimore app and control your visitor's pass from your mobile device. It is available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

We encourage you to use the Call Center if you have questions, but members of our Parking Committee are also available to assist you via email at  Please feel free to contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions.

Street sweeping

The city normally has a mechanical street sweeping program designed to reduce trash on our streets and pollution and waste washing into our urban streams and harbor. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC and will restart (hopefully) at some future date.

Street sweeping occurs from 8am to noon on:

  • the third Wednesday of the month for the odd side of the street, and
  • the fourth Wednesday of the month for the even side of the street.

Parking on the side of the street being swept is prohibited during street sweeping. Violators will be ticketed. Street sweepers do not operate on city holidays and during snow emergencies.

Ridgely’s Delight 2019 Parking Authority Study

In the late fall of 2018, the Parking Authority of Baltimore City (PABC) received a request from Councilman Eric Costello’s Office, in coordination with the Ridgely’s Delight neighborhood, to conduct a parking study. Our neighborhood has some unique characteristics that make it an interesting case study. For example, it is located next to a number of facilities that generate a lot of demand for parking, including Camden Yards and the University of Maryland Medical Center; many of the narrow rowhouse-lined streets are one-way and only include parking on one side; and much of the on-street parking is regulated through the Residential Parking Permit program. The study was designed to determine the supply and demand of parking in the neighborhood, assess the appropriateness of current regulations, and present possible options moving forward. The need for the study was underscored by the upcoming Virtual Permit Parking pilot program, which is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020. The results of the study can be found here.