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Obtain Residential Parking Permits


ELIGIBILITY:
  • Residential and Visitor Parking Permits are ONLY issued to persons whose primary place of residence is located within the designated Permit Parking Area. 

Permits will NOT be issued to:

  • Property owners or landlords who do not reside full-time at an eligible address.
  • Property managers.
  • Owners or occupants of vacation or short-term rental properties.
  • Vehicles with out-of-state registration.
  • Vehicles used primarily for commercial purposes (taxis, limos, etc.).
  • Vehicles exceeding 7’6” in height and 22 feet in length.
  • Any one person at more than one address.
  • Business entities.
  • Business addresses or addresses used primarily for commercial purposes.

RENEW OR APPLY FOR NEW PERMITS ONLINE

RENEW OR APPLY FOR NEW PERMITS ONLINE (SPANISH)

There is a $35.00 non-refundable processing fee for EACH permit. These fees are not pro-rated.  Each legal dwelling unit is allowed no more than THREE annual residential permits and ONE visitor permit. Permits are non transferable (SBMC § 10.46.062).

We strongly encourage renewing or applying online, but if you are unable to, you still may submit your application and supporting documentation by mail, along with payment ($35 per permit), to:
Downtown Parking
1221 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
 

PDF DocumentRESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT APPLICATION 

PDF DocumentAPPLICATION PROCEDURES 

PDF DocumentAPLICACIÓN PARA EL PERMISO DE ESTACIONAMIENTO PARA EL RESIDENTE 
                           
Current California Vehicle Registration for each vehicle. The vehicle MUST be registered to the applicant.

  1. A signed residential lease or rental agreement showing each applicant’s name and address OR a Resident Verification Form OR a recent property tax bill, mortgage documents, homeowners insurance bill, or similar proving home ownership.  

  2. A current (dated within the past three months) piece of official mail, such as a utility bill, bank statement, phone bill, cable bill, or similar, or a postal mail re-routing label. The piece of mail must display the applicant's name and the mailing address must match the address on the application. You may black out any other personal or financial information.

  3. The following will NOT be accepted as proof of residence:

    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.

     

    About the Residential Parking Permit Program

    A Resident Parking 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 and 90-minute zones that are POSTED with Parking Permit Exemptions.

    Always obey all posted street signage. Area Maps may not reflect recent changes to parking restrictions.

    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. Note: There is a City-Wide Ordinance that limits ALL on-street parking to a consecutive period of 72 hours (SBMC § 10.44.060).

    Area Renewal Date Location Enforcement
    A January 31st North of Cabrillo near Harbor Restricted parking only on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays between 10:00 AM and 5:00 P.M.
    B February 28th Downtown Core off State Street Restricted parking Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    C March 31st Downtown Core off State Street Restricted parking Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    D April 30th Downtown Core off State Street Restricted parking Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    E May 31st Downtown Core off State Street Restricted parking Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    F June 30th Downtown Core off State Street Restricted parking Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    G July 31st Downtown Core off State Street Restricted parking Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    L September 30th Modoc Street near La Cumbre Junior High Restricted to residents only - 24 hours a day.
    M August 31st Santa Barbara City College around Oceano Street Restricted parking on School Days from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M

     

    Add RPP to my Block or Neighborhood

    Petitions for New Areas

    Please contact the Parking Resource Specialist for information regarding the addition of new Residential Parking areas or changes to existing approved areas. Meghan Salas, (805)564-5656, MSalas@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

    For more information on this program please contact:
    Downtown Parking Office
    (805)564-5656
    1221 Anacapa Street
    Santa Barbara, Ca 93101



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