- Residential Parking Permits
For residents parking within a parking permit area
- Parking Restriction Waiver
For reserved on-street parking for storage containers, moving vans, construction, or special events.
- Oversized Vehicle Permits
For temporary parking of Oversized Vehicles on city streets.
Downtown Parking Lots
The City offers convenient and affordable monthly parking permits in select Downtown parking lots.
Waterfront Parking Lots
The City offers an annual parking permit for the Waterfront parking lots.
Electric vehicle charging stations are installed throughout the Downtown and Waterfront parking lots. Monthly EV Parking Permits are available at the Granada Garage.
To activate an Electrical Vehicle Charging Station, hold your ChargePoint membership card or RFID credit card to the front of the display screen. If you do not have a ChargePoint card or RFID credit card, call the toll-free 1-888 number printed on the station. The holster will unlock and you can begin charging your vehicle after activating the station. More detailed instructions are available at ChargePoint.com/how-to-charge. Visit ChargePoint.com, or call 888-758-4389 for payment, membership, and ChargePoint Network information.
City Lot 6
(Granada Garage, 1221 Anacapa St.)
4 Stations (ground level)
30 stations (rooftop level)
City Lot 7
(Library Garage, 1115 Anacapa St.) - 2 Stations
(217 Helena Ave) - 3 Stations
City Lot 11
(Old Town Lot, 523 Anacapa St.) - 3 Stations
Harbor Main Lot (125 Harbor Way) - 2 Stations. Harbor EV charging stations are managed by the Waterfront Department and are accessible through the lot toward the boat launch ramp area.
In addition to applicable hourly parking fees, EV owners who wish to use the stations will be charged a fee of:
$0.20 per Kilowatt Hour from 9:00 pm to 3:59 pm.
$0.35 per Kilowatt Hour from 4:00 pm to 8:59 pm.
There is a minimum fee of $1.00 for each session.
Downtown Parking Committee
Acts as an advisory agency to the City Council concerning the management, maintenance, and operations of the Downtown Public Patron and Commuter Parking lots, including review of operating and capital maintenance budgets, hours of operation, parking fee policies (including 75-minute free policies), and commuting employee parking policies (including shuttle bus programs)
Recommend and advise City Council on all matters about the operation of vessels and watercraft within the City harbor. This includes the use, control, operation, promotion, regulation of the harbor, and the construction, improvement, erection, dredging, maintenance, and operation of the harbor and all navigable water, buildings, structures, wharves, docks, piers, warehouses, railroads, appliances, utilities, and facilities relating to the harbor, water commerce, navigation and fishery in and about the harbor.
Transportation & Circulation Committee
The Transportation and Circulation Committee was formed in 1999 by Resolution No. 99-031 on the recommendation of the Circulation Element Implementation Committee. Its purpose is to advise City Council and the Planning Commission on transportation issues, including the Circulation Element to the City General Plan, and various issues dealing with alternate transportation strategies.
The City of Santa Barbara has installed Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) equipment in many of the public parking lots. ALPR works by detecting license plates to determine entry and exit times. The equipment is used to reduce customer wait times and increase convenience for our customers. The City is committed to protecting customer privacy. Automated License Plate Recognition Policy