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Effective April 2, 2018, the Finance Department Revenue Division will be moved to the Permit Center (65 West Alisal) and the front counter at City Hall will be closed.

All Finance transactions, including business license applications and renewals, parking permits, garage sale permits, and impounded vehicle release fees will be processed at the new location.

Monthly parking permits are available for public parking lots in the Downtown Civic Center area.The sale of permits begin December 1st for the months of January through June. For the months of July through December, the sale of parking permits begin June 1st. Please note: A parking permit is valid for only the specific lot for which it was purchased.

Monthly permits may be purchased at any time throughout the year based on availability from the Finance Department Revenue Division, at the Permit Center, 65 West Alisal. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily permits are also available from ticket dispensers in Lot #5 and the parking garage. Questions regarding parking permits may be directed to the Finance Department at (831) 758-7211.


All Parking Lots $40
Lower Garage $40
Upper Garage $20



The Downtown Parking District offers short and longer term parking options. 


The Downtown Parking District offers short and longer term parking options.  To learn about the options available please visit the Downtown Parking District webpage:  

Residential Permit Parking

Residential Permit Parking Districts are parking zones/areas in residential areas that specifically limit on-street parking to area residents with a permit. Residential Permit Parking Districts are initiated at the request of residents who petition the City. The process requires a completed and certified petition and a parking study. Then community meetings are held and the Traffic and Transportation Commission reviews the proposed program. Finally, the City Council must approve the program by adopting a resolution.

If you live in an area of the City which has already established a Residential Permit Parking District, you may purchase Annual Residential Permits, Annual Guests Permits or Daily Guest Permits. Only residents residing on streets within a Residential Permit Parking District may apply for these permits. Vehicle registration for each vehicle needing a parking permit along with proof of residency will be required prior to the issuance of any residential parking permit. Information about establishing a residential permit parking district, purchasing permits, fees, regulations and other information is provided in the Frequently Asked Questions.