Parking Permits, 2015

A reminder to you that Area 10 Residential Parking Permits need to be renewed by 30 September 2015.

The process differs if you’re renewing or a new resident:

For renewals: Purchasing permits online is available here.

Community delivery: If you are a member of the neighborhood association, the Seton Hill Neighborhood Association will pick up your renewed permit for you.  Please email the Association at, to let us know you would like your permit picked up, and we will deliver it to your home address.  You must place your order online by 22 September 2015.

New residents: You must apply for permits in-person with all necessary documentation, including vehicle registration and proof of residency (see Required Customer Documents) at the Parking Authority office at 200 W. Lombard Street.

Parking Authority Pick Up: Permits will be available for purchase and/or pick up at the Parking Authority Office.

Location: 200 W. Lombard Street, Suite B
Regular office hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Late night: Wednesday, 8/30/15, 8:00 am to 7:30 pm

Directions: a 20 minute walk, or a quick light rail ride.
Free Parking: Arena Garage (entrance at 99 S. Howard Street)

Required Documentation:
You must present all current documentation when picking up your permits at either a Community Pick Up (on-line purchases only) or at the Parking Authority.

What you will need to provide for a permit:
– Current Maryland Vehicle Registration (With an eligible Area #10 address unless you have a Maryland registration and are a full time student with a current Student ID)
– 1 form of proof of residency, such as:
– Current Lease signed by all parties that is not month to month (month to month leases require residents to come to the PABC office each month to renew permit)
– Proof of home ownership (settlement papers)
– Current driver’s license with your current address
– Utility bill in your name, reflecting current address, that is no less than 30 days old
– Any Photo ID

You may need additional documentation in the following circumstances:
– If your vehicle is registered out of state in your name:
– You must register your vehicle in the State of Maryland before purchasing or obtaining a parking permit or decal
* Students from out of state and members of the military are not required to register their vehicles in the State of Maryland to obtain a decal or permit but they must present a Non-Resident Permit from the MVA (or the receipt) before PABC staff or Community Pick Up volunteers issue a permit/decal.

If the vehicle registration is out of state but in someone else’s name you must present:
– A current notarized letter from the owner every time you renew. The signed letter must be dated no more than 6 months from the day you acquire your permit.
– Your Maryland driver’s license with your current address.
– The current vehicle registration

If the vehicle is registered in state but in someone else’s name you must present:
– A current notarized letter from the vehicle’s owner granting you rights to drive this vehicle. This is required every time you renew. The letter must be signed and dated no more than 6 months from the day of acquiring your permit.

Contact Information:
Parking Authority:, 443-573-2800, extensions 863, 845, or 851.

More information can be found here.

Calling all Artists!

We want Artists for our Art on the fence and Café des Artistes.  If you have any framed or stretched pieces that would be suitable to put up along the park railings or in the park building and sell at no commission, please come join us, at our 6th annual French Fair in Seton Hill on October 3rd from 12-5 p.m.

Seton Hill (just West of Mount Vernon) is hosting its fun, funky and free French style event to celebrate the neighborhood as Baltimore’s old French Quarter.   We have a variety of activities that will attract a diverse audience of locals and people from across Maryland; it should be a distinctive and memorable event so invite your friends and family.

The Fair highlights local living and vendors of French themed food. We kick off at 12 p.m. with DJ C/Nik. Hot Club of Baltimore play jazz, singer Kevin McWha Steele will perform as well as Black Cherry Puppet Theater with a Marionette show. During the fair visitors will also be able to tour the Historic St. Mary’s Chapel and visitor center. In between acts we have hula hooping on the central green, our signature French maid races, Petanque in the park, a flea and craft market and a Kids corner that will include building a 6 foot and mini Eiffel towers, Toddler Tour de France, a mini Grand Prix, face painting, sack races and other fun stuff.

Please send an e-mail to French Fair at to book space.

Seton Hill’s fountain – a big thank you to our local supporters!

The Seton Hill Association wants to thank Lewis Contractors for donating their time and expertise to repair our fountain.  It was a big job – they had to replace the valves, piping and pumps! But it now works beautifully, and thanks to Lewis Contractors, not only were we able to enjoy this fountain all summer long, we’ll be able to enjoy it in the summers to come!
The Seton Hill Association also wants to thank McCormick Paints for donating the paint for the fountain!  Have you seen how great it looks?  If you’re ever in need of paint – McCormick Paints is located right down the street from us, at 418 W Franklin.


St. Mary's fountain
St. Mary’s fountain, complete with new paint!