How to get a parking permit in Krakow

I know, I know. It’s not exactly about properties. But still seems closely related to the topic, especially in Krakow! Why? Well, let me put it this way: a lot of cars, limited parking spaces in the city.

So if you’re lucky enough to have your own parking space – good for you! Though if you’ve got a car (or plan on buying one), you live in an apartment within “strefa platnego parkowania” and would like to park your car on the street – this is how you get a ticket for your zone.

1. Get your “Zameldowanie” (Registration of Residence)

A parking permit is probably one of the most important reasons why people decide to get registered in the apartment they are renting. If you’d like to learn how to do it – read here.

Important note – you can get a certificate from the Municipality to confirm that you are registered (17 zl if you are registered temporarily, no costs if permanently). You should know, however, that such certificate is not needed as the Municipality and ZIKiT (entity that issues the parking permits) share information about people residing in Krakow. Once you register yourself, ZIKiT should have your data within an hour!

2. Documents for ZIKiT

  • If you got a registration of residence certificate – good for you. Take it with you 🙂
  • Valid passport
  • Registration certificate of your car (should be registered under your name, if it’s not, make sure you take with you an agreement “uzyczenie” between you and the owner of the car
  • Lease agreement of your place of residence or in case you own an apartment – title deeds for the property
  • Parking permit application form (This is provided at the ZIKiT office and you can complete it when you get there, but if you want to be prepared, you can download it here.)

3. Get your permit

The ZIKiT official address is on Centralna, but the place where you actually have to go to pay for and get your permit is here:

Biuro Strefy Płatnego Parkowania
ul. W. Reymonta 20, 30-059 Kraków (Map)
Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 18:00

You can buy a permit for up to 1 year or until the end of your lease agreement, whichever is sooner.

If you’re not sure which zone you belong to, check out the map below:

The official parking zone map in Krakow 2016
The official parking zone map in Krakow 2016

As with many things here in Poland, things can get over complicated, so good luck! 🙂 Should you have any further questions, please leave a comment or write to us and we’ll help if we can!

Kasia Kubicka

An experienced landlord in Krakow. Content crafter at Property Sisters. Restaurant crawler, avid reader and keen photographer.

1 Comment

  1. Nisha says: Reply

    Thanks for the info!

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