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Virtual Visitor Parking Permits (VVP)

The Hoboken Parking Utility (HPU) is excited to announce the soft launch of the Virtual Visitor Parking (VVP) permit system. All residents with a valid HPU Online account are now eligible to purchase and activate virtual visitor permits online. This enhanced system allows visitor permits to be purchased from any internet-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone, offering a faster and more convenient way for Hoboken residents to purchase and manage their visitor permits. The system is 100% online and provides real time activation at any time, so a visit to the HPU office is no longer required to purchase visitor permits.

Virtual Visitor Permits (VVPs) provide many benefits over the scratch off visitor hang tags, including:

  • Convenience; purchase and activate from any internet-enabled device - no need to trek down to the HPU customer service window to purchase or pick up scratch off hangs and no need for a trip out to your vehicle to place a hang tag on the rearview mirror;
  • Notifications system; your visitors can receive a text message upon VVP activation and an alert 30 minutes prior to the expiration of the permit;
  • Future-date activations; no need to wait for your guest to arrive in Hoboken - VVPs can be activated for a future date and time so that your guests have valid visitor permits the moment they enter Hoboken;
  • Flexibility; choose a visitor permit duration that better fits the length of time your guest is visiting. With VVPs, you can select 4-hour permits, 8-hour permits, or 24-hour permits;
  • Online account history and permit management portal; never worry about misplacing hang tags or trying to figure out your usage history again. Now you can easily see a record of your virtual visitor permit purchases and activations, and unused activations are simply stored in your online account.

The new system also helps residents and visitors avoid Temporary No Parking areas by providing an easy-to-use, interactive map. The map displays current and future Temporary No Parking areas which enables residents to inform their guests ahead of time of which areas to avoid when they look for a parking space.

All Hoboken residents are encouraged to participate in the soft launch. Participating residents can login to the City of Hoboken HPU Online website to purchase visitor permits and then visit the new Virtual Permit Activation portal to activate them. Afterwards, they will be invited to complete a short survey about the process of purchasing and activation.

The scratch off visitor hang tags will still be sold by HPU through December 31, 2020 and may be used through December 31, 2021.

Click here to purchase Virtual Visitor Permits.

Click here to activate Virtual Visitor Permits.

To learn more about the new Virtual Visitor Parking permit system, watch the “how-to” videos and reference the FAQ section below.

Virtual Visitor Parking Permits (VVP)

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Virtual Visitor Parking Permits (VVP)

The Hoboken Parking Utility (HPU) is excited to announce the soft launch of the Virtual Visitor Parking (VVP) permit system. All residents with a valid HPU Online account are now eligible to purchase and activate virtual visitor permits online. This enhanced system allows visitor permits to be purchased from any internet-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone, offering a faster and more convenient way for Hoboken residents to purchase and manage their visitor permits. The system is 100% online and provides real time activation at any time, so a visit to the HPU office is no longer required to purchase visitor permits.

Virtual Visitor Permits (VVPs) provide many benefits over the scratch off visitor hang tags, including:

  • Convenience; purchase and activate from any internet-enabled device - no need to trek down to the HPU customer service window to purchase or pick up scratch off hangs and no need for a trip out to your vehicle to place a hang tag on the rearview mirror;
  • Notifications system; your visitors can receive a text message upon VVP activation and an alert 30 minutes prior to the expiration of the permit;
  • Future-date activations; no need to wait for your guest to arrive in Hoboken - VVPs can be activated for a future date and time so that your guests have valid visitor permits the moment they enter Hoboken;
  • Flexibility; choose a visitor permit duration that better fits the length of time your guest is visiting. With VVPs, you can select 4-hour permits, 8-hour permits, or 24-hour permits;
  • Online account history and permit management portal; never worry about misplacing hang tags or trying to figure out your usage history again. Now you can easily see a record of your virtual visitor permit purchases and activations, and unused activations are simply stored in your online account.

The new system also helps residents and visitors avoid Temporary No Parking areas by providing an easy-to-use, interactive map. The map displays current and future Temporary No Parking areas which enables residents to inform their guests ahead of time of which areas to avoid when they look for a parking space.

All Hoboken residents are encouraged to participate in the soft launch. Participating residents can login to the City of Hoboken HPU Online website to purchase visitor permits and then visit the new Virtual Permit Activation portal to activate them. Afterwards, they will be invited to complete a short survey about the process of purchasing and activation.

The scratch off visitor hang tags will still be sold by HPU through December 31, 2020 and may be used through December 31, 2021.

Click here to purchase Virtual Visitor Permits.

Click here to activate Virtual Visitor Permits.

To learn more about the new Virtual Visitor Parking permit system, watch the “how-to” videos and reference the FAQ section below.

How to Purchase a Virtual Visitor Permit (VVP)

How to Activate a Virtual Visitor Permit (VVP)

Using the Temporary No Parking Map and VVP Password Reset

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where can I activate my Virtual Visitor Permit?

Go to our VVP Activation web site: https://hpuvp.hobokennj.gov/

What if I don’t have an active HPU Online account?

To purchase a Virtual Visitor Permit you must be a resident of Hoboken and have a valid HPU Online account. For more information, please contact HPUsupport@hobokennj.gov.

What happens to the Visitor Hangtags?

Visitor Hangtags will continue to be sold through December 31, 2020, and can be used through December 31, 2021.

How long do I have to activate a purchased VVP?

Residents have one year from the date of purchase to activate VVPs. For example, if a permit was purchased on 01/01/2020, it must be activated by 12/31/2020.

My guest's activation is about to expire, what happens next?

If you opted in to allow text notifications, then your guest will be notified when the permit is 30 minutes away from expiration. The purchaser can then choose to add more time by activating another VVP.

Can my guest use Virtual Visitor Permits to park in metered parking zones?

Virtual Visitor Permits exempt vehicles from having to pay at meters or through ParkMobile in 4-hour permit parking zones only (White signs green letters). There are no parking permits that exempt vehicles from paying at meters or through ParkMobile in 2-hour metered parking zones (between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM Mon-Sat).

Which web browsers are supposed for the VVP activation portal? 

Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Samsung, and Firefox web browsers are supported.

What if I’m experiencing technical difficulties?

Call 201-653-1919 or email HPUsupport@hobokennj.gov if you are experiencing any technical difficulties with the VVP system.

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