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Parking Permit Stickers 101: Your Helpful Design Guide

May 1, 2024

Tutorials, Sticker Ideas

When are Parking Permit Stickers Necessary?

Parking permit stickers are generally necessary in any place that has limited parking spaces available and regular visitors or any place that needs to regulate who can park in specific spaces. Some common places that require parking permit stickers are:

University campuses

Residential areas

Commercial areas

Event venues

Transport hubs

Government buildings

Medical facilities

In general, if a business has authorized personnel and limited parking spaces then it is a good idea to use parking permit stickers to ensure the availability of parking spaces for the people who need them. They can help to maintain order, prevent parking congestion and overall create a better experience for employees, students, and visitors.

Where Can I Buy Parking Permit Stickers?

You can buy parking permit stickers easily online here at Car Stickers! We offer free shipping, no minimum quantities and bulk discounts. With a wide range of options, you will be sure to find something that will suit your needs. Order any shape you want: circles, ovals, rectangles, squares, or, go completely custom and order die cut parking permit stickers! You can also order these permits in a variety of materials including indoor and outdoor options. Head over to our Parking Permits page to get started.

How to Customize a Parking Permit Sticker

You can make a completely custom parking permit sticker design from your home without having to download any sort of expensive design software! Parking permit stickers can be completely customized in our design tool. Add your logo or any other image you want with the upload file button. Toggle between the design options to add text, add clipart, add a qr code, and change the background color. You can even add the hex code to specify colors of text and background element to ensure that your colors match your branding or university colors! Learn more tips about using our design tool and tips and tricks.

If you don’t want to start from scratch in the design tool we also offer a wide range of templates to help you get started! Find apartment parking permit stickers, school parking permit stickers, employee parking permit stickers and more under our parking permit template categories.

Design Tips

Some things to keep in mind when designing your parking permit. We love the design principle: KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid. This design principle states that designs and systems should always be as simple as possible to “guarantee the greatest level of user acceptance and success”. You want to keep things simple so that the correct information stands out and the purpose of the permit is not overshadowed by design elements.

When keeping it simple, make sure to prioritize legibility. Avoid fonts that are hard to read. Choose high contrast colors too, so that they can be seen easily from far away. The purpose of parking permit stickers is to create ease and organization in parking lots. If security can’t read what is on the permit then the permits are essentially useless.

You can also include added security features such as QR codes on parking permit stickers. Qr codes can help drivers to have a stress free, easier parking experience. This can also save money for your business or institution. By using a scanning system for entry into lots. Qr codes create a streamlined process because there will be no more waiting for attendants and line hold ups!

Lastly, add branding elements if they can be incorporated into the design easily! Having a school logo or mascot on your parking permit stickers can help increase school spirit among staff and students. This is also a great way to increase brand recognition and visibility if you are a business.

What to Include

Make sure to include all pertinent information: the year, parking permit number, the expiration date (if applicable) and the organization name or logo. You don’t want to overdo it on the design but you also don’t want to create a parking permit sticker that is so basic it can easily be replicated.

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