08 September, 2009

Deadline Extended for Valet Parking Permit Program

Deadline Extended for Valet Parking Permit Program
Businesses Have Until September 4 to Apply Online for Permit
Media Contact: John Lisle at (202) 671-2004

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today that the deadline for electronic submission of the new Valet Parking Application* has been extended until Friday, September 4, 2009. A signed original application, with the required supporting documentation and $50 application fee, must also be mailed to the DDOT Public Space Policy Branch, 2000 14th Street, NW, 5th Floor, Washington DC, 20009.

Valet Parking permit applications must be received by the deadline in order to be processed on an expedited basis before October 1. After October 1, any establishment providing valet parking in public space in the District without a permit is subject to a $300 fine.

The permits are required for businesses that use public space to provide valet parking for their patrons, whether on a regular basis or on an occasional basis. The regulations authorizing these permits were published in the DC Register on June 26, 2009*.

Answers to frequently asked questions about Standard Valet Parking* and/or Event Valet Parking* are available as well.

DDOT, the Department of Public Works and Metropolitan Police Department will share responsibility for enforcing violations of the Valet Staging Zone and the Valet Parking Permit.

For more information please contact the Public Space Policy Branch of DDOT at (202) 671-2333.

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