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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.


  • 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 may be purchased in the following denominations: $30.00, $60.00, $90.00, or $120.00. You may purchase a card by contacting the Permit Counter at (805) 564-5656 Option 3, by using our online request form (linked).

Pre-Paid cards can be refilled up to the original denomination by contacting the Permit Counter at (805) 564-5656 Option 3. Card cannot be refilled at the parking kiosks.

The Downtown Parking Office is available via telephone or online, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30, and closed every other Friday. Please visit the City Calendar for full schedule.





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: Jan 3, 2022
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