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City of Santa Cruz Extends Parking Permits through May Free of Charge

Post Date:04/24/2020 3:30 PM


April 24, 2020



Brian Borguno, Parking Program Manager, (831) 420-5184

Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166


SANTA CRUZ — Effective immediately, the City of Santa Cruz is extending all parking permits through the end of May in light of circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes extending all valid monthly garage permits through May 31 with no payment required for this month. If a monthly permit parker has pre-paid the month of May, the City will credit a month of parking and extend the validity of the permit as appropriate. 

Also extended through May are last year’s Residential Parking Permits. Renewal notices are being sent to current permit holders and may be completed through the mail-in process.

New Residential Parking Permit applications begin on May 15. Applicants may apply through the mail by following directions on the City website and downloading a form.  

Commuter Parking Permits, Parking Lot Permits and Meter Permits sold on a quarterly basis will be extended through the second quarter ending June 30 and/or credited for the next quarter for those who have pre-paid.

Details concerning all parking permit programs are available at

The City’s Parking Services division is committed to the highest quality of customer service. Any questions or concerns may be addressed by calling (831)420-5185.

Essential parking services including the safety and cleanliness of all parking facilities are being maintained under the local and state COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders.

Up-to-date information on the City’s operations and response to COVID-19 can be found at


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