Drivers who rent parking spaces in Manhattan are charged a tax of 18.375%, which includes an NYC surcharge tax of 8%.

You may be exempt from paying the 8% NYC surcharge if:

  • Your primary residence is in Manhattan
  • You own or lease a vehicle for personal use
  • The vehicle is registered in your name at your primary Manhattan address
  • You park in a rented parking space in Manhattan on a monthly basis or longer

Those who qualify pay a parking tax of 10.375% rather than the standard 18.375%.

Once issued, a Manhattan Resident Parking Tax Certificate of Exemption is valid for one parking facility for two years. If you have more than one vehicle registered in your name, you may add the additional vehicles to your certificate.

Fines and penalties are charged to anyone who improperly obtains or misuses a certificate.

You can apply for the exemption online or by mail.

If your application is approved, you will receive a Certificate of Exemption in the mail. You must give the bottom portion of the certificate to your parking garage or lot management as proof that you are not required to pay the state-imposed 8% NYC Parking Tax.

The effective date of the certificate is the first day of the month in which your application is approved. No refunds or retroactive certificates are issued.

It normally takes about 10 business days after your application is received for it to be processed, but it may take longer from June through August, when renewal applications are being processed. 

Online

Apply for the Manhattan Resident Parking Tax Exemption.

By Mail

You can get the application online or by mail through 311. Your parking garage may also have copies.

Along with your application, you must submit a copy of your current, valid NYS Vehicle Registration card that shows your Manhattan address and any ONE of the following:

  • Residential lease or deed
  • Voter registration card
  • Electric or telephone bill
  • Current, valid driver license

Download the Manhattan Resident Parking Tax Exemption Application.

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

Mail to:

NYC Department of Finance
Parking Tax Exemption Section
59 Maiden Lane, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038

The Certificate of Exemption is good for two years. Renewal applications are mailed to recipients before the current expiration date and must be completed and returned to the Department of Finance (DOF) by August 31.

If there are no changes to your address, car, or garage information, you can renew the exemption online.

If there are changes to your address, car, or garage information, you can fill out and return the application you were mailed or you can begin the renewal process online and then mail the required documentation. Along with the documents, you must include a copy of the confirmation page provided at the end of the submission.

Online

Renew the Manhattan Resident Parking Tax Exemption.

If you receive an error message, contact DOF through their website.

Contact the Department of Finance.

By Mail

Mail to:

NYC Department of Finance
Parking Tax Exemption Section
59 Maiden Lane, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Your Certificate of Exemption becomes invalid and must be reissued if you have a change of:

  • Residential address
  • Vehicle
  • License plate
  • Parking garage or lot location
  • Parking garage or lot management (different Consumer Affairs license number)

You can request a change online or by mail using the Manhattan Resident Parking Tax Exemption Application.

Online

Request a change to the information on your Certificate of Exemption.

By Mail

You can get the application online or by mail through 311. Your parking garage may also have copies.

Along with your application, you must submit a copy of your current, valid NYS Vehicle Registration card that shows your Manhattan address and any ONE of the following:

  • Residential lease or deed
  • Voter registration card
  • Electric or telephone bill
  • Current, valid driver license

Download the Manhattan Resident Parking Tax Exemption Application.

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

Mail to:

NYC Department of Finance
Parking Tax Exemption Section
59 Maiden Lane, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038

You can get a copy of your Certificate of Exemption by contacting the Department of Finance through their website. 

Contact the Department of Finance.

You can get answers to questions and assistance with the Manhattan Resident Parking Tax Exemption.

Online

Contact the Department of Finance.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

By Mail

Mail to:

NYC Department of Finance
Parking Tax Exemption Section
59 Maiden Lane, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038