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Resident parking permit cost

Just curious what the cost is for a resident street-parking permit in my neighborhood.

So there's this: https://e-gov.stadt-zuerich.ch/egpak...ml?firma=false
(found thanks to EF)

But I don't have a car / license plate etc. to enter. Where can I look for prices? I have seen that they may vary widely. I am in Kreis 8005.
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Re: Resident parking permit cost

Sorry to bump my own thread, but does anyone know a way of estimating parking permit cost with the city without yet having a vehicle?
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Re: Resident parking permit cost

Ask around in your area? Maybe your neighbours have a spot they pay for.
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Re: Resident parking permit cost

Don't know for certain, but I pay 150,- a month for a inside private spot, so public parking is likely to be something in the range of 25% to t0 50% of such and thus something in between 40,- to 80,-
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Re: Resident parking permit cost

The following applies to the CITY OF ZURICH.

If you don't have a car, but just occasionally want to park a car you've borrowed or hired, or sometimes want to let your guests park in the blue zone, you can buy a single (or a block of 10) day-permits.

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/pd/de/i...blauezone.html

And here
https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/pd/de/i...roschuere.html
you can click on a number of different pdfs, one of which is called "Parkkarten und Bewilligungen". There, you can also see the prices.

Of course all of this is in German, but deepl seems to be doing rather a nice job nowadays.
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If you don't have a car, but just occasionally want to park a car you've borrowed or hired, or sometimes want to let your guests park in the blue zone, you can buy a single (or a block of 10) day-permits.
In short, CHF 450 / month.

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Re: Resident parking permit cost

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The following applies to the CITY OF ZURICH.

If you don't have a car, but just occasionally want to park a car you've borrowed or hired, or sometimes want to let your guests park in the blue zone, you can buy a single (or a block of 10) day-permits.

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/pd/de/i...blauezone.html

And here
https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/pd/de/i...roschuere.html
you can click on a number of different pdfs, one of which is called "Parkkarten und Bewilligungen". There, you can also see the prices.

Of course all of this is in German, but deepl seems to be doing rather a nice job nowadays.
Huh, the anwohnerparkkarte is listed as CHF 300 per year. That seems really low and I also was sure I saw somewhere (anecdotally in old forum posts) that prices could vary per postcode.

I have been wondering if I could buy a cheap car for hiking day trips and whatnot, and so I wouldn't care if I had to struggle to find a parking spot or park kind of far away from my front door, in order to keep costs down.

In the cities I lived in the US, street parking for residents like this was typically an option even in high-density neighborhoods-- caveats being 1) sometimes really desperately struggling to find a spot and 2) having to get out and move the vehicle every once in a while because they would chalk the tires and ticket you if you left it standing in one place for too long.
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Re: Resident parking permit cost

The card is specific to one postcode (where you live) and one vehicle (registered in your name). You have to make very, very sure that you know where the edge of your postcode is (PLZ = Postleitzahl), so you don't inadvertently park "next door", as it were. Friends of mine lived right on the border of two PLZ, and ended up with a lot of fines, at first, till they got a map.

Yes, the card is for "unlimited" parking. I've never heard of chalking for a car properly parked in it's registered PLZ, with the right blue zone card. I imagine the police would intervene if the car started to look abandoned, or no longer road-worthy.
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Re: Resident parking permit cost

Before we had a rented parking place our on-street blue zone parking was about CHF 250-300 per year but it was a few years ago. Itís Ďcheapí because you donít have a guaranteed spot so, depending on where you live it can be a nightmare.

If you only need a car now and then, why not register for Mobility where you just pick up a car when you need it?
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The card is specific to one postcode (where you live) and one vehicle (registered in your name). You have to make very, very sure that you know where the edge of your postcode is (PLZ = Postleitzahl), so you don't inadvertently park "next door", as it were. Friends of mine lived right on the border of two PLZ, and ended up with a lot of fines, at first, till they got a map.

Yes, the card is for "unlimited" parking. I've never heard of chalking for a car properly parked in it's registered PLZ, with the right blue zone card. I imagine the police would intervene if the car started to look abandoned, or no longer road-worthy.
I never understood the chalking in the US, glad it is not a thing over here.

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Before we had a rented parking place our on-street blue zone parking was about CHF 250-300 per year but it was a few years ago. Itís Ďcheapí because you donít have a guaranteed spot so, depending on where you live it can be a nightmare.

If you only need a car now and then, why not register for Mobility where you just pick up a car when you need it?
I have been using Mobility for shorter trips e.g. to my storage locker in Oerlikon. For day hiking it is rather expensive though. Public transit is better for that in my opinion (and I have a halbtax), but having own car would significantly reduce travel time (although the pleasures of leisure time on the train or in train stations is not lost on me).
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Re: Resident parking permit cost

Zurich city is 300/year or 25/month.
It's cheap but no spot guarantees. We've had roadworks in our neighbourhood and the machinery took a LOT of spaces - I had to park the car sitting outside a couple of blocks away to get a spot.

Regarding postcodes, each and every blue zone has a sign, with the post code clearly written. In edge cases you can have two postcodes allowed to park (for example 8050/8057 in Oerlikon).

It's an OK system, and price is reasonable.
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I never understood the chalking in the US, glad it is not a thing over here.
To check if the car has been moved. It is also done here but differently. Parking wardens might note the positions of the valve on their electronic devices. It is a parking violation if the the meter is fed or the dial reset without "joining traffic"- Be aware that simply moving the car a "few" spaces forward (25 to 50 meters) does not fit the definition of "joining traffic".

https://www.bger.ch/ext/eurospider/l...=show_document

The price for a residential blue zone permit can be found on the Website of the City of Zurich. As mentioned it is currently CHF 300 per year.
https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/pd/de/i...parkkarte.html
Note: There are no street cleaning days or "snow emergencies" in theory you can park forever. But be aware that a temp parking restriction can be setup, either due to construction or because a neighbor needs the space for a moving van (can be requested by police see https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/pd/de/i...ervierung.html and https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/pd/de/i...leppwesen.html ) If you do not remove the car before the parking ban come in force the car can be towed and fined, but fees and fine might be waived have you been away for holydays https://www.beobachter.ch/strassenve...-mit-schildern
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