Parking Changes: Petition Process

Many changes to on-street parking regulations require City Council approval. Residents seeking changes to on-street parking regulations can petition the Council to consider their request.(Residents seeking the installation of traffic calming devices, e.g. speed tables, should contact the City Clerk’s office.)

To request Council consideration of on-street parking changes, petitions must include:

  • The specific change being requested (e.g. "All parking prohibited on the southwest side of ABC Street");
  • Signatures representing 60% of households on the affected street (only one signature per household is permitted); 
  • The date, address, and unit number (if applicable) associated with each signature.

To submit completed petitions, mail original hard copies to:

Attn: Dena Libner
Office of the City Manager
389 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

Once your petition is received:

  • The petitioner will be notified within 30 days whether their petition includes the requisite number of signatures.
  • If the signature threshold was not met, petitioners will have an additional 30 days to collect additional signatures and resubmit.
  • If the signature threshold was met, the petition will be sent to the Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee for review.
  • The Committee will either hold a public hearing or refer the petition directly to the City Council for consideration. 

To download the official parking petition template, click here. Contact Dena Libner at with any questions.