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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


Residential Parking Program

Residential Parking Permit Placement

The Residential Permit Parking Program is an on-street parking tool used to manage parking in mixed use areas.  Parking restrictions encourage the turnover of non-resident vehicles to encourage the best use of a limited parking supply.  Residents in the designated Permit Parking Areas may be eligible for permits exempting them from the restrictions. (SBMC § 10.46.062) 

AREA M 2024 RENEWALS:  Please note, renewal applications for Area M will NOT be accepted until July 15, 2023.  Applications submitted prior to that date will be declined and will need to be resubmitted.  Applications received on or after July 15, 2023 will be processed in the order they are received.  ONLY complete applications with required documents will be processed.  

If you live in an existing Permit Parking Area and would like a Residential Parking Permit, please apply online:

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How to Apply for a Residential Parking Permit

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Cómo Solicitar un Permiso de Estacionamiento Residencial

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