Somerville, NJ, May 17, 2021

The Washington, DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) awarded a potential five-year contract to New Jersey-based IPT LLC (PayLock) to provide its Digital Permitting service to help DC transition to Digital Curbside Parking Management.

The competitive procurement called for a company to provide a new approach to managing curb space usage by eliminating the need for paper-based permits (decals, hangtags, and placards). As a leading provider of Digital Permitting since 2012, PayLock pioneered the use of license plates in managing parking permissions for municipalities such as Prince George’s County, MD.

The first phase of the DDOT project, called ParkDC Permits, officially launched last week and will replace manual visitor, contractor, and home health aide parking permits with a plate-based process. This new approach enables DC residents and their visitors to manage parking remotely, providing immediate approval and eliminating the need to visit MPD stations or other DC agencies. Besides its digital parking software, and its residential permit App, PayLock is providing 24/7 customer telephone help, full-service marketing and public education, kiosk maintenance, and extensive data integration with multiple DC agencies and vendors.

“The District’s growing population will benefit from the new streamlined service to manage all residential-related curbside permitting,” said Thomas Kinney, interim CEO, Paylock. “We are working closely with DDOT to ensure efficient and accurate permit processing that will assist the department in achieving a data driven and transparent curb space parking management program.”

About PayLock
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Somerville, NJ, Paylock ( offers a suite of unique parking management products and services that provide unprecedented customer service and efficient technology that is easy to use. Offerings include Digital Permitting, Easy LPR, Express and Self-Release Booting, StatTrak and Inights.  All PayLock solutions help motorists get to their destinations faster, reduce the public cost of traffic operations, and increase collections of traffic fines and fees.