The Different Types of Hang Tag Parking Permits

Durable and reusable, hang tag parking permits are a cost-effective option for managing parking in your lots. The primary benefit of hang tag parking permits is their portability, which allows your users to easily transfer their hang tag to different vehicles. There are a number of ways to customize these tags to your organization, such as adding a logo, sequential numbering, your own text, and other anti-counterfeit features. However, before you can start customizing your tag, you need to determine which style will work best for your organization’s needs.  Below are outlined several of the styles available to choose from, as well as, some of their key benefits.

Standard Hang Tags (Most Popular):

Offering plenty of room for logos and messages, these classic-style parking permits are easy for staff and non-staff members to identify.  Standard Hang Tags are typically sized around 2.75”W x 4.75”H, such as those offered by Rydin Decal. Printed on durable polyvinyl material, these hang tags are resistant to wear and tear from daily use.  Since they do not require a custom die cut shape, they are a budget-friendly option. Their larger size allows for plenty of room to add optional information to the back of the tag, such as permit use guidelines or reminders.

Mini Hang Tags:

These mini hang tags are slightly shorter than Standard Hang Tags, typically sized around 2.75”W x 3.5”H. They offer all the same great benefits of standard hang tags, such as large and readable numbers, but won’t hang as far below the review mirror. Their convenient size makes them less visible to drivers, while still being easy for enforcement staff to identify. Minimal visibility obstruction means these tags are less likely to be knocked off the mirrors or removed and  therefore less likely to be lost.

Horizontal Hang Tags:

These hang tags hide behind the rearview mirror, so they do not obstruct the view of the driver.   Despite their compact size, these tags are still quite visible from outside the vehicle. Horizontal Hang Tags offer the same benefits of portability, with a smaller footprint of around 4.75”W x 2.125”H. These tags are perfect when you want an option that is aesthetically-pleasing from inside the vehicle.

Custom Shaped Hang Tags:

Custom die cut shapes offer both another level of protection from the counterfeiting  and an added level of creativity to your permits. Companies, such as Rydin Decal, offer several standard semi-custom shapes which can be tailored to your organization – including circles and triangles.  For specialized parking permit needs, Ultra Custom Hang Tags can be specially-made to your exact specifications.

Here are a couple tips to consider when choosing your custom parking permits:

  1. Take a look at the Guarantee – does the company stand behind their parking hang tags?
  2. Make sure the parking hang tags are made of durable material. Look for polyvinyl materials because they will last much longer and are resistant to wear and tear.
  3. What anti-counterfeit features are important to your organization? Does the company offer the features you need, such as barcoding, sequential numbering, holograms or reflective materials?


About the Company: Rydin Decal specializes in parking enforcement products to make your parking lots easier and safer to use. We offer fully customizable parking hang tags and customizable decals at prices that will fit your budget.

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