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Downtown Parking Office
1221 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 564-5656 Tel.

Mailing Address
City of Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990

Downtown Parking Counter Walk-in Hours
Monday through Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PT)

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PT)

Alternate Fridays
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PT)
Calendar of Closed Fridays


Sarah Clark

Parking and Plaza Manager

(805) 564-5656 Option 3


Downtown Parking Operations and Funding Model Study

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The City of Santa Barbara is evaluating how we fund and operate the Downtown Parking system to ensure the long-term sustainability of this important community resource.  The goals of this effort include: 

  • Developing a funding model that generates sufficient revenues to fund the parking operation, maintenance of facilities, and Downtown community priorities. 

  • Increasing operational efficiency and controlling costs. 

  • Making the parking system easy to use and accessible to all of our guests. 

  • Aligning our operation with community priorities. 


See below for more information about the current funding and operational models of Downtown Parking.      

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Learn About Downtown Parking Operations and Funding

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Downtown Plaza and Parking System Benefits and Funding