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Parking Downtown Downtown Parking Map

Santa Barbara's Downtown Public Parking Lots (see Map) offer convenient access to Downtown, Old Town, and Waterfront businesses. Conveniently located throughout the downtown are pedestrian Paseos which link the parking lots to State Street and the surrounding area.

Downtown Parking Map


First 75 Minutes FREE!
Courtesy of the Downtown Merchants

Each hour or part of an hour after the initial 75 minutes is $1.50

Each car is entitled to one 75-minute free period per 24 hours
No Daily Maximum


First 2 ½ hours are FREE!

Each hour or part of an hour after the initial 2 ½ hours is $1.50

The daily maximum is $7.00 for the Disabled rate only.
A valid placard or plate is required to receive this rate


$5 Per Day

Must present train/bus ticket or validation stamp to receive this rate

Only valid in City Lot #13 / Depot Lot

Rules & Regulations


  • Entrance Ticket Policy: a non-surrendered or lost ticket will result in an automatic $15.00 fee.
  • Refunds are NOT given for tickets found at a later time or date.
  • Lot is open 24 hours. Maximum stay is 72 hours.
  • Vehicles left over 72 hours are subject to tow away (except in the Depot lot).
  • No vehicles over 22 feet.
  • Soliciting or distribution of flyers prohibited.
  • Park in marked stalls. Head-in parking only.    
    Fees Accrued
    Fees Accrued
    Sunday-Thursday:  7:30 AM - 9:00 PM Friday-Saturday:     7:30 AM - 2:00 AM next morning NOTE:  Vehicles left in lot after operating hours are subject to receive a night collection envelope.

Pre-Paid Parking Cards

A Pre-Paid Card is the new and easy way to pay for parking. Just present at the exit and go!

Pre-Paid Cards are available for purchase at the Downtown Parking Office. Cards may be recharged at the Downtown Parking Office or any Downtown Parking Kiosk up to the original purchase amount only.  Cards are available in $30, $60, $90, & $120 denominations. 

1221 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101  
Phone: (805) 564-5656
Fax: (805) 564-5655

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 
Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016