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Old 10-21-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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HI, i am planning to move to Oak Park. i am a foregn national and will be on a 2-3 year assignment w/ my company which is located in Warrenville. the company will provide a car for me.

my question is: will i be able to acquire a street parking permit (in case the apartment that we will rent won't have off-street parking) EVEN if my name will not be on the lease agreement (the agreement is btw my company and the leasing company) and the car is not registered under my name.

thanks for your help in advance
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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I suspect that the manageent company can supply you with the proper documentation to get a permit for the car that you need.

Oak Park has lots of rules but generally a little more responsive municipal employees than other places...
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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thanks Chett... would village parking permit allow me to park overnight or is there some restriction (even for residents)

would my wife be able to get one for her car eventually? or is the number of permits limited to 1 by household?

is there any official link i can read up on this topic? the parking question would very much influence which apartment i would choose.

thanks
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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thanks Chett... would village parking permit allow me to park overnight or is there some restriction (even for residents)

would my wife be able to get one for her car eventually? or is the number of permits limited to 1 by household?

is there any official link i can read up on this topic? the parking question would very much influence which apartment i would choose.

thanks
Overnight on-street parking is restricted to certain zones in Oak Park. These zones are clustered near the large apartment complexes (where the need for on street parking is high.) Once you have the permit, you can park in your zone without restriction. There is no limit per household.

Living In Oak Park -- Parking
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:23 AM
 
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hey all, I've been looking at an apartment at 615 Washington, OP, which is at the corner or Washington and East. i love the apartment, but it comes without parking.
i am trying to figure out what the parking possibilities are there, and i am looking at the map on the village home page, but its kind of confusing:
http://www.oak-park.us/public/pdfs/P...ctions_map.pdf
can someone who lives there/near tell me how the parking would work? thanks

**i would have to get back to the realtor latest by monday morning so i would appreciate a quick response here
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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hey all, I've been looking at an apartment at 615 Washington, OP, which is at the corner or Washington and East. i love the apartment, but it comes without parking.
i am trying to figure out what the parking possibilities are there, and i am looking at the map on the village home page, but its kind of confusing:
http://www.oak-park.us/public/pdfs/P...ctions_map.pdf
can someone who lives there/near tell me how the parking would work? thanks

**i would have to get back to the realtor latest by monday morning so i would appreciate a quick response here
Looks like the yellow blocks allow on street parking with a permit. Because a private high school is across the street, there is also on street parking for non-resident commuters with a permit. Without a permit, most blocks allow 2 or3 hr parking only. The nice thing about commuter parking is that at the end of the day, commuters go home leaving spots open for residents.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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These are the night time restrictions too. It's very complicated, but there is plenty of overnight zoned parking by your apt.

http://www.oak-park.us/public/pdfs/P...permit_map.pdf

If I were you, I'd go there today and look at the signs, and see how many cars are parked on the various blocks.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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I would call the number on the parking map, or if possible, go to the Village Hall and talk to them about your options.

I would also walk around the area to see what the signs indicate, but often the maps the city provides (and even the signs on the street for public lots) are not completely accurate. So calling/going to the Village Hall is a good bet.

Right now that area is over-parked. Lots of apartments and being so close to the high schools mean that a lot of people want to park there. During the day it can be packed. I live only a few blocks away from there and there aren't ANY street parking permits available for my area from the Village. So I can't park in my near neighborhood on the street at night. Fortunately, I found a private parking space a couple blocks away (the village has a list of people offering these spaces). This is often a little pricier then the street permit, but these private spaces can be more flexible (24 hour spaces). But it can be hard to find such a space near you.

When you park on the street in that neighborhood, there will likely be days you need to move your car by a certain time (ex. move it during the day), or street cleaning that you have to remember etc... and in winter if there is a bad snow, you will need to move it as well. Hopefully the village still has street permits available, but if they don't, they will give you a special pass to let you park for a month while you can wait (hope) for a street permit to open up.

Depending on your work hours, you may have to search a little for a space when you get home at night and may walk a few blocks. But it will be manageable.
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