Parking in Ridgely’s
Most of the on-street parking in Ridgely’s Delight is restricted to Area 5 permit holders as indicated by the posted signs.
Virtural Permit Parking
Ridgely's Delight is scheduled to be a test neighborhood for Virtual Permiting Parking (VPP) starting in the Fall of 2021. 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 to see if the car has a permit. More information on VPP
Resident parking permit
Ridgely’s Delight residents may purchase annual parking permits from the Residential Parking Permit office at 200 West Lombard Street. To obtain a permit, the applicant must show proof of residency in the neighborhood, such as a driver’s license, current lease, or a utility bill. They must also provide a current vehicle registration with an eligible address, but there may be exceptions if the applicant:
- is enrolled in a local educational institute
- is a member of the armed forces
- exclusively uses a vehicle not registered in their name
- has dual residency
- has a leased vehicle
Permits are issued as windshield decals and must be displayed on the inside windshield of the vehicle on the driver’s side. They cost $20 and must be renewed annually. Area 5 permits expire on June 30. To renew your annual parking permit, you can:
- Go to the Residential Parking Permit office at 200 West Lombard Street.
- Register online when the city’s system opens for renewals in May and pick up your permit at a neighborhood site in June. The pickup date, time, and location will be published in the Ridgely’s newsletter and on this website.
- The Residential Parking Permit office may offer extended hours of operation as the permit renewal date approaches. Call 443-573-2800 or visit the Parking Authority website for more information.
For more detailed information about residential parking permits, see the Parking Authority website.
Residential visitor parking permit
Each Ridgely’s Delight household is eligible for a visitor parking permit, which may be purchased from the Residential Parking Permit office at 200 West Lombard Street. To obtain a permit, the applicant must show proof of residency in the neighborhood, such as a driver’s license, current lease, or a utility bill. Permits are issued as placards and must be displayed on the inside windshield of the vehicle on the driver’s side. They cost $20 and can only be replaced at the discretion of the Manager of the Residential Permit Parking Office. For restrictions and more detailed information, see the Parking Authority website.
Temporary parking permits
Residents are eligible for up to four one-day guest permits per month free of charge. Single-day permits are not valid on Stadium Event days. For vehicles that will be parked in Ridgely’s Delight for less than six months, temporary permits are available. Permits must be picked up from the Residential Parking Permit office at 200 West Lombard Street. For restrictions and more detailed information, see the Parking Authority website.
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 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.