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Santa Barbara's Downtown Public Parking Lots 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.


  Parking Lot Policies

  • Lots are open 24 hours. Maximum stay is 72 hours.
  • Vehicles left over 72 hours are subject to tow-away (except in the Railroad Depot lot).
  • No vehicles over 22 feet are allowed in City lots.
  • Soliciting or distribution of flyers is prohibited.
  • Park in marked stalls. Head-in parking only.


Pre-Paid Parking Cards are currently unavailable pending completion of a system-wide software and hardware update.  At this time we do not have an estimated date for when they will be available for purchase.  Please continue to check the website as we will post updates as they become available.  

Previously purchased cards will continue to function until the update has been completed.  At that time, we will be exchanging cards with an unused balance for cards which will work with our new system.                     



First 75 Minutes FREE!

Each hour or part of an hour after the initial 75 minutes:


Each car is allowed 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:


Daily maximum is $7.00. Valid placard or plate required.

Amtrak/Greyhound Passenger (Lot 13/Depot Lot only):

Per Day:


Must present train/bus ticket or validation stamp to receive this rate, Only valid in City Lot 13.

Hours that Rates are in Effect Rates are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.             


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

Monday through Thursday and alternate Fridays
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED


Last Updated: Feb 4, 2021
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