The Reykjavik Parking Service (“Bílastæðasjóður”) issues parking cards, hereinafter referred to as resident cards,
to residents living in resident card areas within Reykjavík, in accordance with further conditions set out here.
The resident card grants the user permission to park a vehicle free of charge, in chargeable parking spaces,
within the area of validity for the resident card, with the restrictions specified in Article 5.
Resident cards may only be issued to residents of an apartment who meet all of the following conditions:
a. The apartment must be located within the resident card’s area of validity in accordance with Article 5.
b. An apartment may not be a designated as a student apartment, nursing home, or residential care facility.
c. The apartment may not have included parking privileges for a parking space on the property, neither for
private use nor in commonly held, according to a local plan, land lease agreement, schematics, or outline plan.
An apartment is not considered to include usage privileges, if a confirmed declaration of transfer of ownership
stipulates that the apartment does not include the right to use the parking space.
Where there is no declaration of transfer of ownership, and the number of apartments is greater than
the parking spaces within the plot, a declaration of transfer of use is sufficient, listing the apartments that have the
right to use the commonly-owned parking spaces within the plot.
Only one resident card may be issued for each apartment that fulfills the above conditions.
Resident cards may only be issued to applicants who meet all of the following conditions:
a. The applicant must be a person with a registered domicile in an apartment that fulfills the conditions of Article 2.
b. The applicant must be the registered owner of the apartment or have written permission from the owner to
apply for a resident card.
c. The applicant must be the registered owner or keeper of a vehicle in accordance with Article 4., or
be able to demonstrate, in other ways, their actual usage of the vehicle, for example on the basis of a lease.
d. The applicant must not be in debt to Bílastæðasjóður, with the debt being charged by a collection agency or
Only one resident card may be issued to each applicant, regardless of the number of apartments
owned by the applicant in question.
Resident cards may only be issued to vehicles that meet all of the following conditions:
a. The vehicle must have a valid Icelandic registration.
b. Vehicles must be parked on streets and public car parks in accordance with provisions
of the Traffic Act and the Police Convention.
More than one resident card may be issued for the same vehicle, provided that other conditions of these regulations
Each resident card is valid within a defined area of validity. These areas shall be determined by the Planning
and Transport Council and advertised publicly.
Resident cards do not grant cardholders the right to free parking in P4 chargeable parking zones. Neither do the cards
grant gardholders the right to free parking in the following streets and zones:
b. Skólavörðustígur between Laugavegur and Bergstaðastræti.
c. Bergstaðastræti between Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur.
d. The car park at Bergstaðastræti 6.
e. Kvosin, i.e. Lækjargata, Kirkjutorg, Pósthússtræti, Austurstræti, Hafnarstræti, Veltusund,
Kirkjustræti, Aðalstræti, Tryggvagata and Naustin.
Bílastæðasjóður must publish an overview of the area of validity for resident cards on its website.
Applications for resident cards must be made electronically through the website of Bílastæðasjóður.
The resident card application must, at a minimum, disclose the following:
a. The applicant's ID number (“kennitala”).
b. The vehicle’s registration number.
c. Real estate number, if the applicant is domiciled in a multi-dwelling unit.
If the applicant is not the registered owner of the apartment according to Article 2, the signed consent of the
owner of the apartment must be included with the application. Bílastæðasjóður must make an the property owner
approval form available on its website.
If the applicant is not the registered owner, nor the keeper of a vehicle in accordance with Article 3, a second
confirmation must be included with the application, for example a vehicle leasing contract.
Bílastæðasjóður must obtain other necessary information from the applicant and from the public registries,
such as the National Registry, the Real Estate Registry, and the Vehicle Registry, as applicable, and in
accordance with applicable laws.
The applicant must be allocated a card for the area of validity where the applicant is domiciled. If the applicant is
domiciled at the boundary of two areas of validity, the applicant may choose in which area they wish for the
resident card to apply.
Bílastæðasjóður must publish application instructions, and key information about the resident card
program on the Bílastæðasjóður website.
Resident cards must be issued electronically, with a one year period of validity, but never for a period that extends
beyond the applicable usage period for the property or vehicle agreement.
A resident card becomes inactive if the conditions for its issuance are no longer fulfilled. The resident cardholder
must notify Bílastæðasjóður if the conditions the issuance of the resident card are no longer fulfilled
due to changed circumstances of the cardholder, such as the transferrance of their legal domicile, sale of a vehicle, or
other similar scenarios.
For the issuance, changes, and renewal of the resident card, a fee must be paid in accordance with the advertised tariff.
The fee is paid following the approval of the application. A resident card does not take effect until Bílastæðasjóður
has received the payment.
Bílastæðasjóður Reykjavíkur may invalidate a resident card if the cardholder is discovered to have been misusing
the card. holder of a card that has been invalidated due to misuse, is not eligible for a new card for a period of two
years from the date of invalidation for the previously issued card.
Bílastæðasjóður can also invalidate a resident card if it comes to the treasury’s attention that the conditions for
the granting of a resident card are no longer fulfilled, without the cardholder notifying the treasury in accordance with
Bílastæðasjóður must notify the cardholder of the invalidation in accordance with the aforementioned conditions.
These regulations, which are put forth with the authority outlined in Paragraph 2, Article 86 of Traffic
Act no. 77/2019, including latter amendments, were approved at a meeting of the Planning and Transport
Council on March 10, 2021, and at a meeting of the City Council on March 18, 2021, and will take effect
upon publication. Simultaneously, the previous Reykjavík residential parking card regulations
no. 591/2015 will expire.
Reykjavík City Mayor, March 19, 2021.
Dagur B. Eggertsson.
Residental Permits are not valid on Laugavegur, Skólavörðustígur between Laugavegur and Bergstaðastræti, Bergstaðastræti between Laugavegur and Skólvörðustígur, at car park Bergstaðstræti 6 and in Kvosin (Lækjargata, Kirkjutorg, Pósthússtræti, Austurstræti, Hafnarstræti, Veltusund, Kirkjustræti, Aðalstræti, Tryggvagata and Naustin)
Zone A- bounded by
Túngata, Holtsgata, Ánanaust, Rastargata in-line to Suðurbugt, Naustin,
Tryggvagata, Grófin, Mjóstræti and Aðalstræti. Zone A Map
Zone B- bounded by Lækjargata, Fríkirkjuvegur, Skothúsvegur, Hellusund, Bergstaðastræti, Bjargarstígur, Freyjugata, Njarðargata, Frakkastígur, Laugavegur and Bankastræti at Lækjargata. Zone B Map
Zone C- bounded by Lækjargata, Bankastræti, Laugavegur, Frakkastígur and Sæbraut. Zone C map
Zone D- bounded by Sóleyjargata, Skothúsvegur, Hellusund, Bergstaðastræti, Bjargarstígur, Freyjugata and Njarðargata to Sóleyjargata. Zone D map
Zone E- bounded by Frakkastígur, Laugavegur, Snorrabraut and Sæbraut. Zone E Map
Zone F- bounded by Frakkastígur, Laugavegur, Snorrabraut, Egilsgata and in-line between Egilsgata and Frakkastígur. Zone F map.
Zone G- bounded by Snorrabraut, Laugavegur, Kringlumýrarbraut and Sæbraut. Zone G map.
Zone H- bounded by Snorrabraut, Laugavegur, Nóatún, Langahlíð and Miklabraut Zone H map.
Zone I- bounded by Sóleyjargata, Njarðargata, in-line between Njarðargata and Egilsgata, Egilsgata, Þorfinnsgata, Eggertsgata and Barónsstígur at Sóleyjargata. Zone I map.
Zone J- bounded by Suðurgata, Þorragata, Njarðargata and Hringbraut. Zone J map.
Zone K- bounded by Túngata, Holtsgata, Ánanaust, Hringbraut, Bjarkargata, Tjarnargata, Vonarstræti and Suðurgata. Zone K map.