Q: Why does CPA use digital visitor permits?
A: Photo enforcement is only possible if all of the permits are digital. In order to move to a faster, more efficient enforcement process, all of the permits (both resident and visitor) must be digital.
The ultimate goal is to help manage the usage of street space in each residential parking zone so residents and their guests have somewhere to park and the curbside isn’t filled with vehicles that aren’t permitted to be parked there.
A feature of digital visitor permits is the protection of privacy aspect for the resident whose visitor is using the permit as well as the visitor, as the address will no longer be displayed inside the vehicle on a physical hang tag. We want to protect the privacy of both parties.