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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


Permit Holder Updates

Please use the forms below to request updates to your permit or Permit Account. Please allow (5) business days for changes to take effect. Billing address updates may take one billing period to go into effect.

Permit Account Maintenance 

2024 Commuter Hangtag Permit Renewal

(Applies ONLY to parking permits for the Cota and Carrillo Commuter Parking Lots with hangtag style permits.  Permit holders using the proximity card or 'license plate recognition' style permit in the public Downtown Parking lots do not need to complete the below renewal process). 

2024 Commuter Permit renewals will begin on October 1st, 2023.   

2024 Permit Renewal Instructions - Individually Paid Account

  1. Annual Renewal Form - October 1st, 2023 – November 30, 2023:
    • All permit holders are required to submit an Annual Renewal Form.  This form must be submitted by the named permit holder.  If a renewal form is not received for a permit holder, the permit will be terminated automatically on December 31, 2023.  To avoid delays in issuing permits, all permit holders should complete this form by November 30, 2023.  See the FAQ for more information.
  2. Account Payment - November 1st, 2023: 
    • The invoice for December parking will be mailed on 11/1/23.  This invoice is due on November 15th.  ALL invoices through and INCLUDING the November invoice MUST be paid to receive 2024 hangtags.
  3. Permit Issuance - December 1st, 2023: 
    • We will issue permits after the Annual Renewal Form has been submitted AND the account payments are current. 
    • Permits will be available for pick-up in our office at 1221 Anacapa Street during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm, closed alternate Fridays).  Downtown Parking offices will be closed December 22nd through January 2nd. 
    • Please ONLY come to pick up your permit if you have been told by our office that your permit is ready for pick-up.  Your permit will only be available AFTER you have received confirmation that it is ready for pick-up.
    • Permits WILL NOT be mailed.
  4. Permit Enforcement - January 15th: 
    • End of grace period.  2024 hangtags will no longer be honored and vehicles displaying expired tags will be cited for not displaying a permit.  Permits with past due balances or permits that have not been verified will be terminated.      

FAQs - Commuter Permit Renewal - Permit Holder

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FAQs - Commuter Permit Renewal - Group Account

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