The Village Board is considering a two-tiered overnight parking pass system that would increase the number of passes available each month from March through October when snow plowing and leaf collection are not issues.
Currently, residents can purchase up to 10 overnight passes per license plate per month. Pending final Village Board approval, the program would increase the number of passes to 15 from March through October. As with the current program, the first three passes would be free and the additional passes $7 each.
Residents also will be able to purchase a pass for multiple nights up to the maximum per month, eliminating the need to request a pass each night when more than one consecutive night pass is needed.
The overnight pass system does not override daytime restrictions so vehicles must be moved in areas where daytime restrictions are in place.
Residents also can buy seven-day, 24-hour passes to park in either the Holley Court Garage downtown or The Avenue Garage on North Boulevard, just east of Oak Park Avenue. A garage pass, which allows the purchaser to enter and leave as often as needed during the pass period, is $49 plus Cook County tax, currently at 9 percent.
Residents who need short-term overnight parking passes must use the online portal at www.ppprk.com/park. For information on parking in Oak Park, visit www.oak-park.us/parking.