The Bayonne Parking Utility (BPU) is renewing its “virtual” permits registered to license plates for the Blue and White Zones, according to Mayor James Davis. The transition to enforcement by license plate occurred last year.
The parking utility will send emails to all residents with current permits in the Blue and White Zones on May 11 to renew their residential parking permits. Current permit holders in the Blue and White Zones can renew their permits online or through the mail.
The old permits for the Blue and White Zones will expire on June 30. For those who miss the deadline, there will be a grace period that will extend until the morning of July 6.
The Blue Zone was created to protect on-street residential parking for the streets around the 22nd Street Light Rail Station, according to Davis. The Blue Zone includes the side streets from 16th Street through 26th Street, and the major streets from Avenue F to Avenue C.
The White Zone was created to protect on-street residential parking for the streets around Bayonne Medical Center, Davis said. The White Zone includes the side streets from 27th Street through 30th Street, and the major streets from Avenue F to Avenue C.
For a detailed street listing for each zone, visit bayonnenj.org.
Request new parking permits online
When current residential parking permits near expiration, requesting new parking permits online is easy, according to Davis.
Residents first need to visit http://www.bayonnenj.org/ then click Parking Utility. If this is a resident’s first time visiting the site, he or she will need to create an account.
It is important to remember the user name and password because they will be needed to manage vehicles and renew permits in the future.
Click the option to apply for a permit, and then follow the step-by-step instructions. The BPU will send an email upon approval when the virtual permit has been activated.
If the parking utility needs more information before it can approve a permit request, residents will be contacted by email.
Davis also reminded residents that there was a change last year to the visitor pass system. Residents can now register a visitor vehicle online for up to 15 business days at a time, for up to four times a year totaling 60 business days.
After registering a visitor vehicle for more than 60 days, residents will be required to apply for a residential parking permit for that vehicle, according to Davis. For extenuating circumstances, residents can email the BPU at email@example.com.
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