Union City Parking Authority

UCPA © 506 -518 38th Street (Rooftop) Union City NJ 07087

How to obtain a Union City Parking Permit


Parking permits can only be obtained in person at our office. We are located at 506 - 518 38th Street (Rooftop) between Kennedy Blvd and Bergenline Ave in Union City NJ 07087. Unfortunately, we do not accept cash. Payments are to be made by check or money order.

Permits types

Residential: Must be a Union City Resident and provide a copy of vehicle registration and drivers license. Both Documents must be under the same name and have a Union City Address. If the vehicle is leased, the insurance card of the car must be provided and match the applicants name and address.

Visitor: All Union City residents are entitled to two (2) free visitor parking permits per household. Visitor permits expire at the end of the year. Expired visitor permits must be returned to the office for renewal. Additional visitor parking permits are $25.00 each. Must provide picture ID along with two (2) proofs of address such as the following:

   PSE & G bill

   Cable bill

   Copy of lease (must be notarized)

Business: Must provide proof of employment in Union City such as, most recent pay stub or a letter from employer and a copy of vehicle registration and drivers license. Expires one year from date issued. Please note that Homemakers are eligible to obtain a Business permits.

Employee: Must be a City employee and provide proof of employment such as, most recent pay stub or a letter from employer and a copy of vehicle registration and drivers license. Expires one year from the date issued.

Temporary: Must provide two (2) proofs of Union City address, copy of vehicle registration and drivers license. Only issued for 30 days and can not be renewed.

Non-Profit: Only issued to non profitable agency with proof of certification.

Zones / Prices

Zones:  Zones with residential Parking restrictions have signs posted on the streets. The Streets with Residential Parking restrictions have a four hour parking limit, Monday- Saturday from 9AM to 6PM.



$0.00 (Free)


First two $0.00 (Free) Additional $25 each


$50.00 Valid one year.


$25.00 Valid one year.


Municipal Parking Rental

$75.00 Monthly

Municipal Parking DECK Rental

$85.00 Monthly

Local Supplemental Violations Bureau Schedule



Overtime (Meter) Parking


No Park. Com. Veh. Overnight


Fire Zone/ Hydrant


Clean Sweep


Prohibited Area/ Trespassing


No Truck Parking 9:00 p.m.- 6:00 a.m.


Double Parking






Bus Stop




Loading Zone


Improper Parking




No Parking During Emergencies


Abandoned Vehicle


Residential Permit


Handicapped Parking

Court Appearance


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Types of Payment

Unfortunately, we  do not accept cash.  All payments must be made by personal check, money order or the following credit cards.


Master Card