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Washington Expands Residential Permit Parking Near High School

January 22, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   January 21, 2020
Washington, Illinois –Monday, January 21, 2020 – On January 21, 2020, the Washington City Council expanded residential permit-only parking to all or part of ten streets in Washington, adding Tyler and part of W. Adams and Lincoln Streets to its permit parking zone.  Parking on these streets for longer than two hours while Washington Community High School is in session will require a City residential parking permit.
The City instituted residential permit parking in response to resident complaints associated with excess non-resident parking in neighborhoods.  Starting at the end of January, residents and property owners can obtain parking permits from the Washington Police Department at no charge.

Resident parking permits are decals that must be displayed on the rear window, driver’s side, of a car when it is parked longer that two hours on the street in any affected permit zone. 
There are provisions for residents and property owners to get temporary guest permits.  The residential parking permits are only needed while the high school is in session.
The Police Department will announce the changes to residents and property owners over the coming week.  The new restrictions are not in force until posted.
Permit parking streets are:
All of Court Drive, Franklin Street, Morris Street, Birkett Court, Tiezzi Lane, Michael Court, Tyler Street*, and:
Spring Street between Court and Franklin;
W. Adams Street* from Highland Place to Lincoln Street;
Lincoln Street* from Jefferson to Madison;
Harvey Street, west side (next to St. Patrick’s School) between Walnut and Jefferson (no resident permits available).
*Streets marked by an asterisk were added to the permit parking areas by this recent action.
Audrey Miller, Executive Administrative Assistant, (309) 444-3196