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Legacy Permit Holder Program


Legacy Permit Holder Application

What is the Legacy Permit Holder Program?  

The Cota Commuter Lot has been designated as the future location for the new City of Santa Barbara police station.  Cota Commuter Lot permit holders will be relocated from the Cota Lot into City Lots 2 or 10 as a part of the Legacy Permit Holder Program.  Legacy Permit Holder Program participants will maintain their permit fees at the existing Cota Commuter Permit rate of $70 per month for a duration of two years, instead of being charged the standard monthly rate for their new parking lot. Moreover, they will be exempt from any price adjustments during this timeframe. 

The transition into the Legacy Permit Holder Program began on May 15, 2024 and will be complete on July 31, 2024.  Permit Holders with an active, paid permit as of May 31, 2024, will transition into the program beginning August 1st, 2024.


Please review the details provided below for guidance on transitioning to the Legacy Permit Holder Program, important deadlines, and frequently asked questions.   If you no longer wish to have a permit to park in a City lot, please submit your termination request using the online form.  

All permit holders must complete the transfer process before the deadline of July 15, 2024. 

The transition schedule is as follows:

  • May 31, 2024 – Cutoff for new Cota Commuter Permits.  Only complete applications received before this date will be eligible for the program.

  • July 15, 2024 – Legacy Permit Holder application is due, and account must be paid in full through the June 2024 invoice.  Permit holders with past due accounts will not be approved until the account is brought current through the June 2024 invoice. Any permits on past due accounts as of July 31, 2024 will be terminated and will not be eligible for the Legacy Permit Program. Pay your invoice online here: Pay Invoice    

  • July 31, 2024 – Last day parking in the Cota Commuter Lot. 

  • August 1, 2024 – First day parking in new assigned lot.  Also, NO invoices will be issued in August as parking for this month was paid for on July’s invoice.  Going forward, you will be invoiced for the current month’s parking, rather than one month in advance as you were in the commuter lot.   

  • September 1, 2024 – First invoice issued under the Legacy Permit Holder Program.  

Frequently Asked Questions

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