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The Parking Office is located at 124 Locust Street, in the Locust Street Parking Garage.

The office manages parking citation payments and most of the City's permit parking programs.


Parking Citation Payments, Questions and Appeals

 The Parking Office mailing address is:

Parking Office
PO Box 1870
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1870


The Parking Office street address is:

124 Locust Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Late Charges and Unpaid Balances
Late charge is $30.00. Unpaid balances can result in a hold on your vehicle registration, in the booting of your car or in the City filing for a civil judgement against you. This judgement goes on your record and affects your credit standing.

Call the Parking Office at 831-420-6100 during regular hours:
  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


Parking Permit Programs:
(all of the following documents are in PDF format)

Business Parking Permit Program:

  • Downtown Parking Lots and Garages [MAP]
    (except for the River Front, Locust and Soquel/Front Garages where permits are sold at the garages)
  • Downtown Meter Permits*
    (downtown employees or downtown residents only)
  • City Carpool Permits
  • Beach Merchant/Employee Permits

UCSC Student Off-Campus Parking Permit Program:

Visitor Parking Information:

*NOTE: Downtown lot and garage permits are limited to people who work or live in the Downtown Commercial District.

For more information, please contact:
Claudia Carlson
Parking Office, Supervisor



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Last updated: 6/2/2014 11:22:28 AM