Three basic parking zones contribute to making the system clear and understandable:
- RESIDENT (BLUE ZONE) – designated for residents, business owners and property owners in the respective area
- MIXED (PURPLE ZONE) – designated for residents, business owners, property owners and visitors
- VISITOR (ORANGE ZONE) – designated for short-term parking for all motorists
Pursuant to Act No. 13/1997 Coll., on roads, the City of Prague is the party responsible for establishing the PAID PARKING ZONES.
Another relatively fundamental change is the reduction in the number of traffic signs. Right of way rules will now apply in zones and traffic signs will be phased out.
Modern technologies for collecting parking fees via parking meters or the virtual parking meter (VPM) web app are also being introduced.
Identification of the parking motorist is based on the vehicle number plate. An automatic monitoring system is in place to check whether a vehicle has permission to park in a specific location. In new paid parking zones, a parking permit (including parking card) need no longer be placed visibly behind the windscreen of a vehicle.
- On 24 August 2016 ZPS Praha 5 and ZPS Praha 6 were established.
- On 1 September 2016, ZPS Praha 3 was extended to include the Jarov area.
- On October 1, 2016 ZPS Praha 8 was established.
- October 1, 2017 – ZPS Praha 1 and ZPS Praha 2 were transferred to TSK hl. City of Prague (parking cards expired on 30 September 2017).
- February 1, 2018 – ZPS Praha 3 and ZPS Praha 7 were transferred to TSK hl. City of Prague (parking cards expired on 31 January 2018).
- On July 1, 2018 ZPS Praha 4 was established.
- On October 1, 2018, ZPS Praha 8 was extended to include the area of Střížkov.
- On December 3, 2018, ZPS Praha 5 was expanded to include a number of smaller areas and ZPS Praha 8 to a part of the Kobylisy area.
- On 10 December 2018, ZPS Praha 6 was expanded to include several smaller areas.
- On November 18, 2019, ZPS Praha 6 was extended to include Ruzyně, Střešovice, Hanspaulka and ZPS Praha 5 to include the Košíře and Malvazinky areas.
- On December 2, 2019, ZPS Praha 4 was expanded to include Braník and Michle.
- On January 6, 2020 ZPS Praha 9 was established.