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Parking Enforcement

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Provides all parking enforcement in the City, including patrol of metered and timed parking spaces, residential permit parking areas and Downtown Parking Lot Facilities.


Where to park Downtown?

How to Avoid Getting a Ticket?

Parking for Special Occasions or for Construction Projects?

To arrange for reserved parking for a special occasion or for a construction project, contact the On-Street Parking Services Supervisor (see below).

Instructions for Requesting an Administrative Review on Parking Citations  

The registered owner, driver or lessee of the cited vehicle must request an administrative review of the parking citation within 21 days of the date printed on the front of the citation. If a review is not requested within the specified time limits, there is no further right of review.

The request may be made by mailing a written explanation of why you believe the vehicle was cited in error to the Santa Cruz Parking Office, P.O. Box 1870, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1870.

It may also be made person at 124 Locust Street, Santa Cruz, CA during office hours (Monday–Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays).

Proposed New Parking Restrictions for Oversized Vehicles and Trailers

For more information, please contact:
Ted Donnelly
On-Street Parking Services, Supervisor


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