Mayor Jimmy Davis reminded residents that it is time to renew residential parking permits in the Orange and Purple Zones.  He also reminded residents that the Orange Zone is being extended westward from Kennedy Boulevard to Newark Bay.  The extension of the Orange Zone will be enforced effective Monday, June 5, 2017.

The Orange Zone was established to protect residential parking in the neighborhoods near the 8th Street Light Rail Station. The Purple Zone was established to maintain residential parking in the neighborhoods near the Bayonne Bridge.

The existing streets included in the Orange and Purple Zones are listed on the municipal website.  The Orange Zone will be extended westward from the West side of Kennedy Boulevard to Newark Bay, from 15th Street at the northern end of the zone down to Schuyler Place at the southern end of the zone.

Residents who live on the new streets in the Orange Zone need to apply for permits. Renewal notices have been mailed to current permit holders of both the Orange and Purple Zones.  Current permits expired officially on April 30. After a grace period, enforcement of the new permits will begin on Monday, June 5, 2017, in the Orange Zone, and on Monday, July 3, 2017, in the Purple Zone.

Applicants may file for permits through the mail, and the Parking Utility encourages the public to do so. People do not need to apply for permits in person at City Hall. Permit applications and photocopies of the required documents may be mailed along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Bayonne Parking Utility, 630 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002.  Please note that the Parking Utility has moved from Room 14 to Room 13 at City Hall.

Eligible Bayonne business owners with a primary business address located within the relevant zone, and their employees whose workplaces are located in that zone, and who are not Bayonne residents, will be able to apply for permit stickers through the Parking Utility for a fee of $150 per year.