Parking permit for employees

German version

From 1 October 2023, you no longer have to affix an electronic parking chip or parking sticker to your vehicle. Parking enforcement officers scan your licence plate with their smartphones. Your data will not be stored.

You can submit an online application for a parking permit for employees at any time.

You need the following documents for an online application:

  • Detailed statement
  • Vehicle licence
  • Record of working hours
  • Confirmation of your place of work

Please consider the requirements and the documents required.

You can check the validity of your parking licence online: Check validity (German)

General information

As an employee, you can apply for an exemption permit from the 2-hour maximum parking time in area-wide short-term parking zones pursuant to Art. 45(2) Road Traffic Act (StVO 1960) under certain legal requirements.

Data protection

For information on data protection and your data protection rights as an individual please visit: Data Protection Notice (German)


  • You are not able to use public transport because your working hours regularly start or end outside the operating times of public transport in zone 100 of the Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (work starts before 5.30 am or ends after midnight).
  • You cannot get to your place of employment without a vehicle.
  • There is no private or company parking spot (e.g. parking garage or courtyard) available in the immediate vicinity of your place of employment.

The exemption permit is restricted to the times when you regularly need it.


If all legal requirements are met, you will be issued an exemption permit for the licence number of your vehicle for a maximum of 2 years.


Legal Affairs: Transport and Traffic (MA 65) (German)
Parking management department
1030 Vienna, Rochusgasse 18, 2nd floor
Phone: +43 1 4000-3830
Mon-Wed, Fri: 8 am to 3.30 pm
Thu: 8 am to 5.30 pm
Roads and traffic information hotline: +43 1 95559 (including advice on applications)
Mon-Wed, Fri: 8 am to 3.30 pm
Thu: 8 am to 5.30 pm
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-38378

Customer service centre
Office hours: Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 8 am to 12 noon (afternoon appointments can be made by phone at +43 1 4000 3830), Thu 8 am to 5.30 pm
Good Friday, 24 December and 31 December 8 am to 12 noon, closed on public holidays.


MA 65 is legally required to verify all information thoroughly. In a parallel process, the mode of payment for the parking fee is decided (individual parking vouchers or flat-rate fee).

Documents required

  • A detailed statement explaining the need for an exemption permit pursuant to Art. 45(2) Austrian Federal Road Traffic Act (StVO 1960)
  • Vehicle licence, including written permission from the vehicle's owner to use it, if applicable
  • Working time records kept by the employer over a period of 6 weeks prior to the application including information on the individual days and times when the vehicle needs to be parked for longer than the permitted maximum parking time of 2 hours in an area-wide short-term parking zone
  • Confirmation from your employer regarding your place of work and the opening hours of the business


You have to pay several fees for the parking permit:

  • Federal fee:
    • EUR 14.30 for the application
  • Administrative fee:
  • Parking fee:
    You have to pay the parking fee for each month for which you apply for a parking permit. You have to pay at least 4 months. You can pay for a maximum of 2 years. Calendar months that are only used partially are counted as full months.

Parking fees:
EUR 60 for 1 year and EUR 120 for 2 years

Please note:
For applications submitted before 1 October 2023, an additional fee of EUR 3.90 for each attachment may be charged (Fees Act/Gebührengesetz).

Should your need for the exemption permit end before the end of the time for which it was granted, you will be refunded the parking fees paid for unused full months.

You can pay the fees by bank transfer (see "Zahlungsinformation" (payment information) in the decision).

Alternatively, you can pay the fees in cash or by bank card at the Municipal District Office for the 3rd district (Karl-Borromäus-Platz 3).

The parking permit is only activated after receipt of payment (duration 2 to 4 working days).

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6 - Accounting Services, Duties and Charges.

Processing time

The duration of the process depends predominantly on whether you have submitted all required documents in full and on time.


Online application (German)

Electronic delivery

You will be sent the official notification electronically. If you are not registered with an electronic delivery service (German), you will receive the notification by post.

Information on electronic delivery of official documents (German)

Further information

You must notify the department of any changes (e.g. if you change your vehicle registration number, but not if you change your vehicle). Failure to notify the department of changes will invalidate the exemption permit.

If you no longer meet the requirements for the exemption, if you do not follow the stipulations of the decision or if you use the exemption for a purpose other than the one it was granted for, your exemption permit will be rescinded and the parking permit will be deactivated.

In shopping streets (German) located in area-wide short-term parking zones you may park for 1.5 hours with a properly set parking disc behind the windshield.

More information:

Please note: You can help reduce the workload of the authorities considerably by submitting your documents by e-mail or fax and stating the case number ("Geschäftszahl" or "GZ").

As a voluntary service, the Vienna City Administration notifies holders of exemption permits about 3 months before their expiry by sending an information letter with payment information. If you still meet the requirements, you can apply for a new exemption by paying the fee indicated in the letter. However, this is only possible if your circumstances have remained the same.

Contact for this page:
City of Vienna | Legal Affairs: Transport and Traffic (Martin Hofmann)
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