Residential Parking

You may obtain a permit by either:

1. Register your account via the online permit program at https// 

2. Email or call our office: or (973)378-7715 X2037

3. Leaving copies of all documentation in an enclosed envelope labeled "SOPA" in the mailbox outside of: 298 Walton Avenue (please call ahead of time).

Overnight GUEST Parking

Please give our office a call if you have a visitor that needs overnight parking. We will be able to determine whether they can park in the Third Street Garage or are eligible for parking somewhere else.  

Call South Orange Parking Authority between 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Call South Orange Police Department before/after SOPA's business hours. 

There is a $5.00 fee per night for overnight parking for visitors/guest. You can pay in person or over the phone with a credit card during regular business hours.

  1. Types of Residential Permits
  2. Permit Fees

Do you live in an apartment building with no off-street or available parking or a multifamily house with a driveway that you can't use?

  • You would qualify for the municipal lot parking permits that would give you access to permit parking spaces within the following lots: Library Lot, Scotland Rd, South Orange Avenue Lot , Riverside Lot , Irvington Avenue Lot.

I qualify for the municipal lot permit. What permit is right for me?

  •  We sell monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual permits based on the calendar year. The day permit is valid in the lots from 8:00am to 6:00pm. The night permit is valid from 2:00am to 8:00am. (Free parking after 6pm through 2am in municipal parking lots and at meters.) Please see the next tab for Permit Fees.

Do you live in a one or two family home with no driveway?

  • You would qualify for an On-Street permit to park in front of your residence or within a one block radius. This permit is valid day and night seven days a week. This permit is issued with the understanding that the vehicle will be used and not garaged or stored on the street. All on-street permits are subject to Emergency Snow Removal regulations.