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Parking Lot Tax

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The city levies a 10% tax on any parking fee that is charged in any privately owned parking lot in the City of Santa Cruz. The driver of each motor vehicle using a parking lot shall pay the tax to the parking lot operator at the time the parking fee is paid. This tax does not apply to fees for monthly parking permits or fees which are charged for parking on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.

If your business is subject to the Parking Lot Tax, please return the registration application, using a separate registration form for each property address.

Questions regarding the Parking Lot Tax should be directed to the Revenue division at 831-420-5070 or email