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Green Vehicle Parking

Information about Green Vehicle Parking.

Office Hours

Application for a Green Vehicle Permit must be made in person from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the City of Albuquerque Parking Division Office (600 2nd NW, Suite 510). Please fill out this document to expedite your application. 

Green Vehicle Parking Permit: Requirements

At time of application, vehicle owner must bring:

Green Vehicle Parking Permits: Criteria

In order to ensure that the Green Vehicle Permits are distributed in an equitable manner to Green Vehicle owners and to ensure that high density developments within the area do not overwhelm the available on street parking meters, the following criteria has been established for issuing Green Vehicle Parking Permits:

  1. Green Vehicle parking permits will only be issued to owners of qualifying vehicles that are currently registered in the state of New Mexico.
  2. To qualify for a permit, a vehicle must obtain a total combined Greenhouse Gas and Smog score of 17 or higher with the minimum Greenhouse score of 9.


  1. A maximum of 1 Permit will be issued for any qualifying vehicle in a calendar year. The permits will expire on the last day of December of each calendar year.
  2. Green Vehicle Parking Permits are non-transferrable. Sale, trade, re-registration or other disposal of a vehicle will render the permit null and void. In the event of the sale, trade or other disposal of a vehicle with an assigned permit, the permit must be removed by the permit holder and submitted with an application for a new permit for another qualifying vehicle. The cost of the replacement permit will be on a pro-rated basis.
  3. A Green Vehicle parked at an on street space regulated by a meter shall have city issued permit posted on the left rear bumper (driver's side) or the left rear window that authorizes the vehicle to be parked without payment of the meter.
  4. A Green Vehicle shall not park in an on street space regulated by a meter for more than two hours. After the unpaid two-hour timeframe has expired, the vehicle cannot park within a one block radius of that parking space without payment for 24 hours.
  5. To qualify for an exemption for a green vehicle, the owner must present the vehicle to the City's Parking Division for verification of green vehicle eligibility.
  6. A non-refundable $29.00 annual fee is required for a Green Vehicle Permit and can be paid in cash, credit/debit card at the time of application at the parking office. No checks will be accepted.
  7. The Issuing staff member may inspect the qualifying vehicle to ensure the application accuracy.
  8. Abuse and/or violations of the green vehicle program such as application of a permit to a vehicle other than the qualifying registered vehicle or abuse of the 2 hour time limits could result in the revocation of the permit for the remainder of the current permit year and the next subsequent year, as determined by the Department of Municipal Development.