Residents-only parking zones are for the exclusive use of authorised residents of the zone and opérate 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year. No vehicles may park here unless they belong to residents of the zone, this includes Zero Emissions vehicles. These zones have severe parking shortages justifying the implementation of parking spaces solely for use by residents. There are parking zones for Residents-only in the district of Ciutat Vella, in the old town of Gracia, in the old town of Sarrià, in Camp de l'Arpa and El Carmel.

Vehicles belonging to authorised residents living in the zone shown on the sign must be identified when parking using the corresponding obligatory time ticket, either in paper or digital, which can have a duration for one day or several days. Both type of time ticket, paper or digital, shows the residents's zone and the license number of the parked vehicle that identifies the vehicle as being authorised.

Number of places

Currently there are three thousand Residents-only spaces available.

Delimitation of zones

Currently there are 35 resident zones, Residents-only and mixed use. As a resident, will be assigned to a specific zone and will only be able to park with resident rate in the authorized AREA zone. Consult the specific details of each AREA zone and download the maps in pdf by clicking here.


For residents: 

The base component of the tariff is €0,20/day with a máximum of €1/week, for all vehicles, of any approved environmental distinctive and without an environmental distinctive, with the Resident parking right granted and for the months from January to December, including August.

The City Council may limit the number of parking operations on Pollution Episode days.

This tariff can be paid via mobile phone through the 'Barcelona Residents' of the SMOU app. You can access How operate with mobile phone page for more information.

Also it can be paid through parking meters located on the Street. You can access to page Use as a Resident for more information.

For non-residents:
No fees applies. You can park without restrictions between 20h00 and 08h00 in residents-only parking zones with operating hours between 08h00 and 20h00.

Fees Brochure

Download the Environmental Fees Brouchure here.


smou - Residents Barcelona
smou - Residents

Now, smou app manages the parking of AREA residents.

Using parking meters

The parquimeter issues a control ticket that certifies that it is complying with the parking regulations


In zones for Residents-only regulated 24 hours only authorized residents can park their vehicles. The rest of Residents-only zones have a regulation schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and there can be parked non-resident vehicles from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: 

  • Monday to Sunday and public holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. : old town of Gracia, old town of Sarriá, Camp de l'Arpa, El Carmel and district of Ciutat Vella, except Barceloneta.

  • From Monday to Sunday and holidays, from 00:00 to 24:00, neighborhoods of Barceloneta and El Born.


In both cases it is obligatory to obtain the corresponding obligatory time ticket (either paper or digital) every working day from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.