Expansion of the short-term parking zone in Vienna from March 1, 2022

What will change from March 1, 2022?

The already existing short-term parking zone, which is subject to charges, will be extended to almost the entire city of Vienna. The period of validity will be extended everywhere to Monday-Friday, 9 am-10pm. In future, the maximum permitted parking time will be 2 hours everywhere, the flat-rate parking meter fee for residents is € 120 for 1 year and € 240 for 2 years.

The special provisions on shopping streets (usually Mon-Fri, 8 am-6pm, Sat, 8 am-12pm; maximum parking time 1.5 hours) remain unchanged. The tariffs for short-term parking also remain unchanged.

What happens to existing parking stickers in districts 10, 11, 12, 14-19?

Existing exemption permits (“parking stickers”) remain valid. There is no additional fee to be paid. The higher fee will only be required for an extension after March 1, 2022.

I live in districts 11, 13, 21-23 – what does the new short-term parking zone mean for me?

Certain groups of people, for example residents with their main residence in the relevant district, can apply for an exemption (“parking sticker”) from the short-term parking zone. In principle, you are not bound by the maximum permitted parking time and pay a flat-rate reduced parking fee.

Who can request a parking sticker?

  • People with their main residence in a short-term parking zone
  • People who live in Vienna and have a secondary residence in an allotment garden in a short-term parking zone (“Saisonpickerl”)
  • Companies with a business location in the short-term parking zone for certain company vehicles *
  • Car dealerships, hotels and guesthouses with an operating location in the short-term parking zone for customer vehicles *
  • Companies with service activities in the short-term parking zone for company vehicles *
  • Employees working in the short-term parking zone with regular working hours outside of public transport operating hours *

* More information at: https://www.wien.gv.at/amtshelfer/verkehr/parken/betriebe/parkkarte.html

I have a company car or a leased vehicle – do I also get a parking sticker?

Yes, if the company car can be used privately or if there is a leasing contract. (Attention: long-term rentals are currently not recognized as leasing.)

Do I need a parking sticker for a motorcycle or moped?

No, the short-term parking zone only applies to multi-lane vehicles.

How and from when can the new parking sticker be requested?

By online application from December 1, 2021 on the website of the City of Vienna (https://www.wien.gv.at/amtshelfer/verkehr/parken/kurzparkzone/parkpickerl.html) as well as in person at the Municipal District Office from January 2022 (only by appointment!).
The following documents are required:

  • Registration certificate
  • In the case of changing license plates, the registration certificates of all vehicles that have a common license plate are required.
  • driver’s license
  • If necessary, additional documents for leasing vehicles (if the registered owner differs from the applicant), company vehicles, companies, employees, etc.

The processing of the application takes about 1 week. A notification will then be sent to the applicant. The parking sticker, i.e. the special permit, is only valid once the notification has been sent!

Where exactly is my parking sticker valid?

The exact scope is specified in the notification. In principle, the special permit is valid in the entire district and the overlapping areas in the neighboring districts. Only the parking fee is waived on business streets in your own district – the maximum permitted parking time must be adhered to and proven with a parking disc.

How long is a parking sticker valid?

The period of validity can be selected when applying, but must be at least 3 months and can be a maximum of 2 years.

How can I extend the parking sticker?

The City of Vienna will often send you a payment order two months before the expiry date. With the payment of the corresponding parking meter fee, the parking sticker is automatically renewed. Attention: It happens that no money order or reminder is sent. In such a case, you have to submit a new application for a parking sticker yourself in good time!

Can I cancel a parking sticker when moving or “take it with me” to another district?

Yes. When moving, the change to a new main residence must be requested. In addition, the parking sticker can be canceled before the period of validity has expired. The parking meter fee paid in advance will be refunded for months that have not yet started.

Can I cancel my parking sticker for other reasons (e.g. selling a car) before it expires?

Yes, the parking sticker can be canceled before the period of validity has expired. The parking meter fee paid in advance will be refunded for months that have not yet started.

What does the parking sticker cost? (As of November 2021)

The flat-rate parking meter fee for residents is € 120 for 1 year or € 240 for 2 years (aliquot calculation if the period of validity differs). Join in:

  • a federal tax iHv. € 14.30 (€ 8.60 for online application with mobile phone signature) for the application and € 3.90 (online € 2.30) for each supplement * (maximum € 21.80 or € 13.10)
  • an administrative fee iHv. € 35.70 (€ 30.70 for online application with mobile phone signature)

(* e.g. copy of the registration certificate, leasing contract, etc.)

For the other exemptions, separate tariffs apply.

I live on a district border – is this taken into account in the scope of application?

Yes, as a rule, the parking sticker is not only valid in your own district, but also in overlapping zones in neighboring districts. These can be seen in the notification accompanying the parking sticker or can be found in the online city map of the City of Vienna (https://www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan/).

Will the entire urban area be declared a short-term parking zone?

Almost the entire city area will become a short-term parking zone from March 1, 2022. Only individual areas on the outskirts are not included in the short-term parking zone. The planned zone is available as a preview at https://www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan/.

You can find detailed information on where the short-term parking or neighboring zones, parking garages, parking spaces and Park & ​​Ride are located at

Who is generally excluded from the short-term parking zone?

Certain vehicles and people do not have to pay a parking meter fee or can be exempt from paying. This concerns among other things:

  • Vehicles that are driven by doctors themselves when they are driving to provide medical assistance, if they are marked with a sign in accordance with the regulations of the StVO 1960.
  • Vehicles that are driven by people in the qualified outpatient care service on a journey to carry out such care, provided that they are marked with a sign when parking in accordance with the regulations of the StVO 1960.
  • Taxis that stop so customers can get on or pay and get off.
  • Vehicles parked by holders of a parking card for people with disabilities in accordance with Section 29b StVO 1960 or in which such people are transported; the vehicle must be marked with this ID when it is parked.
  • Vehicles that are driven by people who are entitled to work independently as a midwife when driving to provide obstetrics if they are marked with a sign in accordance with StVO 1960 when they are parked.

I live outside the city, but work in Vienna and am affected by the expansion of the short-term parking zone because I cannot park my car in my work area. Are there more / new Park & ​​Ride facilities on the part of the City of Vienna?

In the Viennese urban area, despite high capacity utilization, no expansion of the Park & ​​Ride facilities is currently planned. In Lower Austria, additional commuter parking spaces for almost 1,500 vehicles are to be created in the municipalities surrounding Vienna by 2024. In principle, it is advisable to switch to public transport in Lower Austria as early as possible, since experience has shown that the Vienna Park & ​​Ride facilities are already fully occupied from the early morning.

What are the consequences of parking monitoring in the new short-term parking zones?

The expansion of the short-term parking zone leads to increased monitoring of stationary traffic. Not only is the payment of the parking meter fee checked, but illegal stopping and parking is also increasingly punished. In practice, this occasionally means that drivers are suddenly punished for parking incorrectly, even though they may have parked undisturbed at their place of residence for decades.

The ÖAMTC therefore recommends that vehicle drivers, especially in areas with a newly introduced short-term parking zone, pay close attention to compliance with the regulations regarding stopping and parking (e.g. sufficient remaining lane width, etc.).

What does the ÖAMTC say about the expansion of the short-term parking zone in Vienna?

From the club’s point of view, a short-term solution to reduce parking pressure in numerous areas is understandable, but in the medium term a reform of parking space management agreed in the red-pink coalition agreement would be appropriate. In order to avoid unnecessary difficulties for the population, but at the same time to organize stationary traffic – where it is necessary – the ÖAMTC has developed the concept “Moving more together – ideas with a plan for Vienna’s transport policy” (https: // wienbewegen .oeamtc.at /) prepared a proposal for the reorganization of the parking space management.

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