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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7783
Fax: 206.275.7787
Email: mifinance@mercergo. . .
Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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Restricted Parking District Information

For Residents who live in the North Mercer Neighborhood Restrict Parking District (RPD) ONLY

 

If you live in the North Mercer Restricted Parking District (RPD) (Click here to see map):

Effective January 1, 2004, you can park within the North Mercer Restricted Parking District during restricted times ONLY if you live in the district (please see map). The new Restricted Parking District (RPD) restrictions will be in effect on the same streets, days and hours as the current Permit Parking program, (weekdays, excluding holidays between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm). Click here to download the RPD permit application.
 

If you are a Mercer Island resident and live OUTSIDE the North Mercer RPD:

Effective January 1, 2004, residents who do NOT live in the North Mercer Restricted Parking District will not be permitted to park in the RPD during restricted hours, but will continue to be eligible for a Town Center parking permit that will allow parking on permit-restricted streets in the Town Center between 7:00 am and 9:00 am weekdays.
  • Does my North Mercer RPD parking permit give me parking privileges in the Town Center?

    Yes. In addition to authorizing parking in the RPD, North Mercer RPD permits authorize parking in the permit-restricted areas in the Town Center.

  • Can I get a parking permit that will allow my guests to park during restricted hours?

Yes. You may purchase guest parking permits that will allow your guests to park in the restricted parking zone around your residence. Up to two transferable guest parking permits per residence will be issued for a fee of $10.00 each. Guest parking permits will only be issued to residents who also have a valid RPD permit, and can be renewed every two years with the RPD permit. Guest permits expire at the end of the second calendar year.
  • How do I apply for a Guest Parking Permit?
You can apply for the guest parking permit in person at the City’s Finance Department or you can download and print the Guest Parking Permit Application form by clicking here.  Please mail the completed form, along with the required fee, to the City at the address indicated.
  • I am having repairs done to my home. Does a service provider or contractor need a permit to park during restricted hours?
No, if the vehicles are “service vehicles” as defined below, and are not parked on restricted streets for more than two consecutive days.

Yes, if the vehicles are not “service vehicles” as defined below or will be parked on restricted streets for more than two consecutive days. If yes, the contractor or service-provider must obtain a temporary “Contractor Parking Permit” from the City of Mercer Island. Please see “How can I get a temporary contractor parking permit?” below.

A service vehicle is a vehicle not owned by a North Mercer RPD resident, with conspicuous identification of the service it provides permanently affixed to the vehicle, that is used for the purpose of providing short-term repair, construction, landscaping services, delivery, utility, refuse, health commodities, life-support or emergency service for a residence within the restricted district for no greater than two consecutive days.

Personal vehicles used by domestic employees, such as housekeepers or childcare providers, are not considered service vehicles. Service vehicles may park during restricted hours in the North Mercer RPD without a permit for up to two consecutive days. Personal vehicles used by domestic employees, such as housekeepers or childcare providers, must park on private property or use a residence guest vehicle parking permit.
 
If a service vehicle will use on-street parking for more than two consecutive parking-restricted days, the owner or occupant of the residence receiving the service must either provide off-street parking, provide a residence guest permit, or obtain a temporary contractor parking permit.
  • How can I get a temporary contractor parking permit?
A resident within the North Mercer RPD who holds a current North Mercer RPD Permit may apply for a temporary contractor parking permit for a contractor who needs on-street parking in the North Mercer RPD for more than two consecutive days in order to provide service to the RPD resident.
 
The resident must be able to show that off-street parking cannot be provided or on-street parking cannot be accommodated by a guest vehicle permit. The contractor must have a current Mercer Island business license permitting it to operate within City limits.
 
A resident may request an application form from the Development Services Group (DSG) department at City Hall or download and print a Temporary Contractor Permit by clicking here. Each temporary contractor parking permit costs $10.00, will not be valid beyond its expiration date as determined at the time of its issuance, and is not transferrable.

A temporary contractor parking permit may be issued for 30, 60, or 90 days, at the discretion of the City Engineer, depending on the estimated length of the project. A resident may be allowed two active temporary contractor permits for work being performed at a single address.

If a compelling need can be shown, the City may issue up to two additional temporary contractor permits, but no residence can have the benefit of more than four active temporary contractor permits at any time.

A vehicle using a temporary contractor parking permit is subject to the same parking privileges and restrictions within the RPD as a North Mercer RPD permit and does not confer parking privileges outside the boundaries of the North Mercer Restricted Parking District.
  • How will the RPD parking restrictions be enforced?

Mercer Island Police will be patrolling the North Mercer RPD during parking-restricted hours, checking vehicles for valid North Mercer RPD permits. Police will also respond to resident complaints of vehicles parked without the required permit. Vehicles parked in restricted areas without a valid RPD permit will be issued a citation for a parking violation. The fine is $35.

Questions regarding the permit parking program? Please call 206.275.7783.
 

RPD Parking Restrictions

Please see MICC 10.74.030 for the full text code. Click here to view a map

Parking of vehicles on the specified portions of the following city streets shall be prohibited or restricted as posted. It is a violation of this chapter to park in the following areas contrary to the restrictions and prohibitions below:

A. In the North Mercer neighborhood:
 
1. Establishment of North Mercer Restricted Parking District. All streets described in subsection (A)(2) of this section are hereby established as a restricted parking district where parking shall be restricted except by permits issued to district residents. The city engineer shall have discretion to exclude those streets or a portion of streets included within this district from the restricted parking district if the occupants of a majority of the residences on such streets or portion of such streets request such exclusion in writing.
a. Guest Vehicle Parking Permit.
i. A noncommercial resident within the North Mercer Restricted Parking District may apply for a maximum of two guest vehicle parking permits per address in conjunction with a North Mercer Restricted Parking District permit.
ii. Guest vehicle parking permits are transferable among vehicles of guests of residents of the North Mercer Restricted Parking District and must be displayed as required by the city.
iii. A valid guest vehicle parking permit, displayed as required by the city, confers on the vehicle bearing it the same parking privileges and restrictions as a North Mercer Restricted Parking District permit; provided, a guest vehicle parking permit does not confer privileges outside the boundaries of the North Mercer Restricted Parking District.
iv. The application, fee, permit issuance, expiration and renewal, revocation and penalty, and appeal provisions of MICC 10.74.020(C) through (G) apply to guest vehicle parking permits.
b. Service Vehicles/Temporary Contractor Permit.
i. Service Vehicles.
(a) A service vehicle is a vehicle not owned by a North Mercer Restricted Parking District resident, with conspicuous identification of the service it provides permanently affixed to the vehicle, that is used for the purpose of providing short-term repair, construction, landscaping services, delivery, utility, refuse, health commodities, life support or emergency service for a residence within the restricted district for less than two consecutive days. Personal vehicles used by domestic employees, such as housekeepers or child care providers, are not considered service vehicles.
(b) Service vehicles may park during restricted hours in the North Mercer Restricted Parking District without a permit for up to two consecutive days. Personal vehicles used by domestic employees, such as housekeepers or child care providers, must park on private property or use a residence guest vehicle parking permit.
(c) If a service vehicle will use on-street parking for more than two consecutive parking-restricted days, the owner or occupant of the residence receiving the service must either provide off-street parking, provide a residence guest permit, or obtain a temporary contractor parking permit.
ii. Temporary Contractor Parking Permit.
(a) A noncommercial resident within the North Mercer Restricted Parking District who holds a current North Mercer Restricted Parking District permit may apply for a temporary contractor parking permit.
(b) A temporary contractor license may be requested for a contractor that:
(1) Needs on-street parking in the North Mercer Restricted Parking District for more than two consecutive days to provide service to a North Mercer Restricted Parking District resident that cannot be accommodated by the resident’s guest vehicle permit; and
(2) Has a current Mercer Island business license permitting it to operate within city limits.
(c) At the discretion of the city engineer, or his or her designee, and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee to be set by the director of finance, a temporary contractor parking permit may be issued for 30, 60, or 90 days, depending on the estimated length of the project, and must be displayed as required by the city. A temporary contractor parking permit is not transferable and will not be valid beyond its expiration date.
(d) A resident may be allowed two active temporary contractor permits for work being performed at a single address. If a compelling need can be shown, the city may issue up to two additional temporary contractor permits, but no residence can have the benefit of more than four active temporary contractor permits at any time.
(e) A valid temporary contractor parking permit, displayed as required by the city, confers on the vehicle bearing it the same parking privileges and restrictions as a North Mercer Restricted Parking District permit; provided, a temporary contractor parking permit does not confer privileges outside the boundaries of the North Mercer Restricted Parking District.
(f) The application, revocation and penalty, and appeal provisions of MICC 10.74.020(C), (F) and (G) apply to temporary contractor vehicle permits.
 
2. Restricted Parking. Parking on the following specified city streets or portions thereof is restricted to noncommercial vehicles of district residents displaying a valid North Mercer Restricted Parking District permit, and other vehicles displaying parking permits as allowed by subsection (A)(1) of this section, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm:
a. 78th Avenue SE: Parking on both sides between SE 24th Street and SE 22nd Street;
b. 80th Avenue SE: Parking on both sides between SE 22nd Street and SE 24th Street;
c. SE 24th Street: Parking on the north side between 78th Avenue SE and 80th Avenue SE;
d. SE 24th Street: Parking on the north side between 80th Avenue SE and 81st Avenue SE;
e. 81st Avenue SE: Parking on the east side between SE 24th Street and North Mercer Way.

3. Prohibited Parking. Parking is prohibited as to all vehicles, including those with a North Mercer Restricted Parking District permit, on the following streets or portions thereof:
a. SE 22nd Place: Parking on the north side between 78th Avenue SE and 80th Avenue SE;
b. SE 24th Street: Parking on both sides between 81st Avenue SE and 82nd Avenue SE;
c. 80th Avenue SE: Parking on both sides between SE 22nd Place and SE 22nd Street;
d. 81st Avenue SE: Parking on the west side from SE 24th Street to North Mercer Way;
e. 81st Avenue SE: Parking on both sides from SE 22nd Street to 82nd Avenue SE;
f. SE 22nd Street: Parking on both sides between 80th Avenue SE and 81st Avenue SE;
g. 81st Avenue SE: Parking on both sides between SE 22nd Street and SE 24th Street;
h. 82nd Avenue SE: Parking on both sides from SE 24th Street north to dead end;
i. SE 24th Street: Parking on the north side between 84th Avenue SE and 82nd Avenue SE;
j. SE 24th Street: Parking on the south side between 78th Avenue SE and 81st Avenue SE;
k. 84th Avenue SE: Parking on both sides between SE 24th Street and North Mercer Way;
l. SE 26th Street: Parking on both sides between 84th Avenue SE and North Mercer Way;
m. North Mercer Way: Parking on both sides between 761h Avenue SE and Island Crest Way.


 

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