Community Development

City of Plattsburgh Trial Parking Permits

The Common Council recently approved a trial period for parking permits for the downtown core. For $3 dollars, any employee, resident, or visitor can purchase a single day City parking permit from the Finance Department. 

Trial Parking Permit Guidelines

Trial Parking Permit Guideline Acknowledgement Form

Parking Permit Regulations

  • Non-commercial vehicles with a valid, conspicuously displayed City Parking Permit on the dashboard, may park in any time-limit on-street parking spot, which allows parking for 60 minutes or more, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Such City Parking Permit shall be valid for the date issued.
  • City Parking Permits do not exempt the permit holder from any parking restrictions other than 60 minutes or more on-street parking time restrictions. Permit holders must obey the signage for all other restrictions, including a snow-emergency parking ban.
  • City Parking Permits must be filled out with either pen or marker. Writing must be legible.
  • Parking Permits are only valid during this trial period. While the trial period is set at the discretion of the Common Council, they hold the right to end the trial period. However, public notice will be made available before a decision will be made.
  • Any attempt to use an invalid City Parking Permit will result in an automatic ticket for a parking time limit violation, with the associated fees set in the City Code.
  • Any attempted forgery is subject to punishment by the furthest extent of the law.


  • City Parking Permits will cost $3 per daily permit and may be purchased through the Finance Department in a format and via procedures established by the Office of Community Development. Each City Parking Permit shall include the valid date and the license plate number of the vehicle. 
  • City Parking Permits can be purchased by cash or credit/debit, usual associated fees apply.
  • No reselling of City Parking Permits is allowed, however, any individual or entity can purchase as many City Parking Permits as they would like and distribute how they see fit. All rules and regulations regarding the City Parking Permit still apply.
  • City Parking Permits are not transferrable, only one license plate and date per City Parking Permit.
  • City Parking Permits are non-refundable, and as previously stated only valid during the trial parking period, so please be aware the Common Council can end the trial period at their discretion.


To improve the quality of life for all City residents by identifying and pursuing state and federal funded housing, economic development, public facilities, infrastructure, recreation and community planning projects supported by city residents and other community organizations.

Vision for Downtown

Working shoulder to shoulder with other community organizations, we strive to create economic opportunities, improve housing conditions and enhance amenities for the city’s residents. We have contributed to infrastructure improvements, like sidewalks, street lighting, sanitary and water systems, and landscaping. The City has developed an exciting vision for its downtown and waterfront revitalization program. A public and private endeavor supported by resources and funding from NYS Department of State, NY Office of Community Renewal, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, revitalization efforts include improvements to streetscape, preservation of historical buildings, as well as redevelopment of the lakefront.

Our Plan to Grow

Economic Development is building places where people want to live, work and invest by

  • Stimulating new investment
  • Adaptively reusing old assets
  • Building new community assets
  • Revitalizing communities and neighborhoods, particularly downtown business districts
  • Preserving critical environmental resources
  • Encouraging sustainable development
  • Creating intergovernmental partnerships and collaborative projects
  • Enhancing public awareness and pride

In early April, Governor Cuomo announced a $10 million opportunity for 1 community in each of the 10 Regional Economic Development areas with an existing and progressing Downtown.The City of Plattsburgh submitted an application to be considered as the North Country Regional $10 million recipients. To see application, clink link to left.

  1. Matthew Miller

    Director of Community Development

  2. Ethan Vinson

    DRI Project Coordinator

  3. Eva Schweber


  4. Shelise Marbut

    Senior Account Clerk

  5. Community Development

    Physical Address
    41 City Hall Place
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901

    Mailing Address

    Plattsburgh, NY 12901

    Phone: 518-563-7642
    Fax: 518-561-7367