Faqs

01. Who can apply for the AREA resident parking permit?

The AREA resident parking permit can be requested by any person owning one or more vehicles and who is registered as residing in one of the established residential zones and who meets one of this requirements:

  • Being the owner or main driver of a vehicle with the address of the driving licence in Barcelona city and with the data updated in the DGT.
  • Being ve the main driver of a vehicle in the name of a company with the data updated in the DGT.
  • Being the main driver of a vehicle, in the name of a person or a company, on a rental, leasing or hire basis for more than 3 months and with the data updated at the DGT.

02. What documents do I need to present to apply for the AREA resident parking permit?

Your ID card, or your passport and the vehicle registration. Consult details here.

03. Can I apply for AREA resident parking permits for more than one vehicule?

Yes, you can. Residents can apply for AREA resident parking permits for more than one vehicule as long as they meet the established requirements.

04. Where can I apply for the AREA resident parking permit?

  • In the procedures section
  • On site at the BSM Citizen Service Office:
    • Calabria st., 66 ground floor- 08015 Barcelona.
    • Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 1:30 pm. 

05. How can a new vehicle be added to the AREA resident parking permits granted?

  • In the procedures section
  • By telephone 010
  • On site at the BSM Citizen Service Office:
    • Calabria st., 66 ground floor - 08015 Barcelona.
    • Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 1:30 pm.

06. What do I use my AREA resident parking permit for?

It allows you to obtain the digital or paper voucher that identifies you as a resident of the area with the registration number and the associated resident zone and that entails the parking at resident's fee.

07. Is it possible to obtain a parking ticket with a discounted fee for more than one vehicle at the same time?

Yes, those residents with resident parking permits who have been granted the bonus for good driving before December 31, 2020, can obtain discounted fee tickets for all their vehicles.

08. Can I get a duplicate of my parking ticket obtained from the parking meter?

No, you can't get a duplicate of your parking ticket if you have obtained it from the parking meter.

09. Can I get a parking ticket for a vehicle that does not match the actual registration number?

No, you can't. The registration number associated with the parking ticket must always match the vehicle's registration number.

10. How can I pay in advance?

To access the advance payment, there are two options: through the ONaparcar residents app or through the parking meter.

  • Through the free ONaparcar residents app you can choose to pay in advance from one day up to the last working day of the year.
  • Through the parking meter you can choose to pay in advance for up to 20 working days.

11. When can I perform the anticipated payment?

At any time, either from the free ONaparcar residents app or from the parking meter.

12. What are the environmental fees for regulated resident parking for the year 2020?

The regulated parking fee for AREA residents during the year 2020 will continue to be 0.2 euros/day with a maximum of 1 euro/week for vehicles classified as ECO, C, B and without an environmental label. Those residents with vehicles classified as 0 Emissions will be charged a daily fee of 0.00 euros/day with the obligation to obtain the corresponding parking voucher.

13. Does the parking voucher give me the right to park in the same space without moving the vehicle as long as I want?

No, it doesn't. The current ordinance does not allow a vehicle to be parked in the same place for more than seven days in a row.

14. I have a new vehicle and I want to park it in my resident area, what do I need to do?

You must provide us with the details of your new vehicle through the City Council's Virtual Office, by calling 010 or on site at the BSM Citizen Service Office (Calabria st., 66 ground floor - 08015 Barcelona). 

 

15. I no longer have the vehicle I had associated with my right of residence. How can I apply for cancellation?

It is possible to request the cancellation of a vehicle associated with a resident's parking permit by calling 010 or on site at the BSM Citizen Service Office (Calàbria st.,66 ground floor - 08015 Barcelona).

16. How can I get a resident parking ticket from a parking meter?

Once the parking meter screen is activated, press the 'Start' button, select the 'Residents' type of parking, enter the vehicle's registration number, select the number of days for which you want the parking voucher and make the payment.

For further details, please consult the tutorials:

https://www.areaverda.cat/en/information/using-parking-meters/use-as-a-resident 

17. I am a resident of a resident-only zone. What will happen if I park my car on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday without proof of parking? Can I get a fine?

You will not be fined as long as you are an authorised resident and have your AREA resident parking permit. The area guards have the necessary information and means to identify you as an authorised resident.

18. I'm a resident with parking permits granted, how do I know what my fee is?

To find out what your fee is you can access the Check your rate section of this website.

You can also do so through the parking meter by entering the registration number of your vehicle associated with your permit to park in the AREA.

19. What are the criteria to be eligible for the resident's bonus for good driving?

Residents with parking permits granted before 1 October 2018 and who have not had traffic fines in their name between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019 are eligible for the bonus for good driving during 2020.

20. I have changed my registration address within the AREA and I need to be able to park in a new area. What do I need to do?

You must inform us of your new details through the City Hall's Virtual Office, by calling 010 or on site at the BSM Citizen Service Office.

21. How can I check the environmental label for my vehicle?

You can check your vehicle's environmental label on the DGT website:

https://sede.dgt.gob.es/es/vehiculos/distintivo-ambiental/

22. I own a business located in a different zone than my resident zone, can I change my AREA assignment to the other one?

If you own a business located in a different AREA zone than your area of residence, you can choose to change the AREA allocation to the one that corresponds to your business' home address. With the change, you will give up the right to park as a resident of your zone of residence, which will be transferred to the zone of your business only from Monday to Friday. Only one change is accepted per resident and business.

23. What documentation must be submitted to request the change of AREA zone assigned to my business?

Census declaration at the State Agency of Tax Administration, certificate of registration in the census of entrepreneurs, professionals and AEAT withholders or the last public price receipt for commercial and industrial waste. You must also present a photograph of the facade of the shop to prove that it is at street level. For more information, see Tax Ordinance 3.12, Art. 7, section 4.6.