Guide to Daytime Parking in Milwaukee

The city of Milwaukee has changed the requirements to obtain a pass for residential daytime street parking. These requirements can be found on the City of Milwaukee website and include:

  • A valid Wisconsin license with an address that matches your current, Milwaukee residency
  • Wisconsin license plates

Additionally, the city will only grant two parking passes per address.

Note that this change in parking does not affect residents of Shorewood, and Milwaukee residents cannot get daytime parking passes for Shorewood. More information on Shorewood daytime parking.

What Should I do if I Need Parking?

  1. Get a new license. Go to the DMV in your area to get the address on your drivers license updated. The DMV will require a form of identification and proof of residency to get a new license, you can find information about acceptable forms of identification on the Wisconsin DMV website. Information for new residents can be found on the DMV website as well. Costs for IDs and Driver’s Licenses can be found on the DMV website and IDs for the purpose of voting are free. If you meet the right criteria, you can update your ID address online instead of in-person at a DMV.
  2. If your car is registered outside of Wisconsin, register it in the state of Wisconsin. To do this, go to the DMV and bring your car’s title, proof of identification and proof of sales tax if you have owned the vehicle for less than 90 days. Bring a form of payment to complete the registration, expect to pay around $200. More information on registering your car in Wisconsin can be found on the Wisconsin DMV website.
  3. Check with your insurance company about how your new address on your driver’s license and/or your newly registered Wisconsin plates could effect your car insurance policy.

Alternate Daytime Parking Options

  1. Don’t bring your car, use the Milwaukee County Transit System
  2. You can use the Neighborhood Housing Listing Service to find a paid parking spot
  3. Move you car according to the parking time regulations set by the city
  4. Pay for parking on campus. Information about how to purchase permits online and which permits include overnight parking are listed on the transportation services rates page.

If you have concerns about the changes made to the daytime residential parking permit application, please contact your Alderman.