Residential Parking Zones

The City of Ellensburg has established Residential Parking Zones or RPZ in the central area of town. The RPZ protects street parking for those who live and work in the zone. If you are a resident, service provider or business located in the RPZ, you may apply for a permit. The permit is placed in your vehicle, and that vehicle is allowed to be parked in the RPZ.

Individuals may apply for a Residential Parking Permit. Each unit in the RPZ is allowed one permit for each vehicle owned, plus two additional permits for visitors. If you live contiguous to the RPZ you may request one RPZ permit for your vehicle. If you live in the RPZ and are expecting guests, you can request a temporary guest permit.

Service providers and businesses located in the RPZ may request parking permits, too. Service providers may request up to 2 permits, and businesses 2 permits, plus an additional up to 2 for employees.

Here is a map of the Residential Parking Zone

Here is a map of the Downtown Parking Lots

To apply for a permit, stop by our customer service counter on the first floor of City Hall (501 N. Anderson) or make application online

Individual RPZ application

For contiguous, three day temporary guest, service provider and business, apply for a Miscellaneous Parking Zone permit

Where can I pay my parking ticket?

There are several ways in which you can pay a parking citation. Cash or check payments may be made at the Police Department weekdays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Credit card payments may be made either at City Hall, or by telephone at (509) 962-7207. Payment may also be made via the internet using Remit Online There is a non-refundable fee for this site. Payment can also be made by mail (do not send cash) to:

Ellensburg Police Department
100 North Pearl St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926

In order to avoid a late fee of $25, all payments must be made (or postmarked, if mailed) within 15 days from the date of issuance.