A Resident Permit is only obtainable by an applicant whose principal residence is in a Permit Parking Area. This permit allows a resident vehicle to park up to 72 hours in 75 & 90-minute zones that are POSTED with Parking Permit Exemptions.
The City has nine Resident Permit Parking Areas. Area "A", by the harbor, has restricted parking only on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays between 10:00 AM and 5:00 P.M. Permits "B" through "G", located Downtown, have restricted parking Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Area "M", located on the Mesa, and has restricted parking on School Days from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Area "L" is a small area that encompasses Hacienda Way, Hacienda Drive, Portola Lane, Parks Road and Greenwell Lane. Parking in area "L" is restricted to residents only - 24 hours a day.
Area “A”, “L” and “M” Resident and Visitor Permits are valid in "Resident Only" zones in their designated areas. Resident Parking Permits (R.P.P.) is only valid in 90-minute zones where "Permit Exempt" appears on the same sign. Some blocks may have only one side of the street posted. The Permit Exemption Must Appear On The Same Sign As The Time Restriction. The permit does not guarantee on-street parking. The permit does not exempt from Street Sweeping.
Vehicles displaying Parking Permits are subject to all other parking restrictions, i.e., 15-minute green zone, 20-minute commercial yellow zone, handicapped, red zones, and street sweeping or bike lanes.
Stop by the Parking Office to fill out an application or click the link below and bring your application in.
|Along with the Application you will need to bring the following 4 pieces of information with you: |
Temporary Residential Parking Permits are issued over the counter. If the temporary permit expires before receiving the permanent permit you must call the Parking Office or come by and pick up a new one. We are not responsible for parking citations issued for expired permits
For more information on this program please contact:
Downtown Parking Office
1221 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101